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Cameraman narrowly dodges 'lava bomb'

Posted on Friday, 2 January, 2015 | Comment icon 7 comments

The Marum lava lake on the volcanic island of Ambrym. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 T. Boyer
New Zealand cameraman Bradley Ambrose got more than he bargained for while filming a volcano.
Capturing the breathtaking footage of lava flows and volcanic eruptions found in news reports and documentaries can be a difficult task at the best of times, but when a pool of molten rock starts splattering in your direction you know you are in trouble.

Ambrose had been attempting to film the bubbling Marum lava lake on the remote volcanic island of Ambrym when a sudden surge in activity saw big globules of molten rock raining down on him.
Fortunately he was able to escape any serious injuries but the experience left him very shaken. Previous lava ejections in the area had been measured at temperatures up to 800 degrees Celsius.

The footage he took at the moment the lava came hurtling towards him can be viewed below.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (7)

Tags: Volcano, Lava

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Iron_Lotus on 2 January, 2015, 19:23
i would need several new pairs of underwear after that.
Comment icon #2 Posted by socrates.junior on 2 January, 2015, 22:35
I lava this.
Comment icon #3 Posted by ancient astronaut on 3 January, 2015, 4:00
That is surely a "HOLY SH$T " moment.
Comment icon #4 Posted by socrates.junior on 3 January, 2015, 4:34
No, no. A holy schist moment.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Eldorado on 3 January, 2015, 12:26
Comment icon #6 Posted by Ozfactor on 4 January, 2015, 10:31
Wonderful . He will forever remember that moment
Comment icon #7 Posted by joc on 8 January, 2015, 3:40
Wow! At 800 degrees F it wouldn't exactly be like hot grease from your frying pan splattering on would it?

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