Some great volcano imagery has appeared online in recent weeks, mostly related to recent activity of Hawaiian volcano Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on the planet. Last week the floor of the volcano’s Pu`u O`o crater collapsed spectacularly, and soon after a new fissure started erupting, throwing lava up to 20 metres high into the air. The Eruptions blog is reporting regularly with lots of links and cool images, like the one below.
If ever a volcano looked like a bubbling cauldron of death, surely the Nyiragongo crater takes the prize. In late February, the Big Picture showed a series of amazing images from an expedition to the world’s biggest lava crater. It looks beautiful, terrifying, scary and mesmerising all at once. See the whole series here.