posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 02:08 PM
a reply to: DjembeJedi
Some days the news is so full of harrowing events, terrible incidents that scour the mind of all hope and joy, that it leaves the world looking a
greyer place than it might otherwise. I am certain that for those living within the danger zone surrounding this volcano, this incident is no less
harrowing, and indeed, I can understand the trepidation with which one would face such an event as this.
But for me, thousands of miles away, this video serves as a reminder of the outstanding majesty and power of the natural world, and that there is
more to living on this world, than the horrible things we humans do to one another, that despite our barbarity as a species, we are as nothing before
the staggering might of nature. The height reached by that lava as it is ejected from the volcano is just incredible, and I do not believe I have seen
anything of its like for some considerable time.
While I understand that the video title includes the term lava pillar, this is in fact a term which is applied to a phenomenon which occurs when
liquid lava cools as it flows over a drop, and forms a column of solid material. What word or phrase might be used to accurately encapsulate the
particular awesomeness of the eruption in the video, I do not know.