Consolation Prize: A Volcano Video

Well, I didn’t win the Oregon’s Greatest Natural Disasters book in this morning’s gift exchange, but I did find a cool volcano video to cheer myself up!

Check it out. For the first time seismologists (and by the miracle of the internet, you and me) are able to see – in slow-motion HD – exactly what happens at the moment of eruption:
Pretty amazing, huh? Hopefully this will help seismologists better predict volcanic events and their consequences.
Read more about it here.