The power of nature on display in Papua New Guinea

Posted By on September 9, 2014

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Tavurvur is an active volcano and the current eruption on August 29, 2014 sent ash clouds into the atmosphere disrupting flights to Australia. Rabaul residents have been advised to remain indoor to avoid ash. The video demonstrates the power within our planet and the silent danger when and where pressures are released. We humans seem pretty small considering the power (and splendor) displayed by earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanic eruptions.

In 1937, Tavurvur and another nearby volcano, Vulcan, erupted, killing 508 people. On October 7, 2006 the volcano erupted again, and an initial blast shattered windows up to 12 kilometers away and sent an ash plume 18 km into the stratosphere.

Tavurvur is located on the Papua New Guinea map below near Rabaul.

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