Amazing video of Ambrym’s Marum volcano lava lakePosted: September 20, 2012
Vanuatu is one of the world’s most active volcanic hotspots. But even here in Vanuatu, it is possible to occasionally forget about the awe-inspiring power just beneath our feet. This video is a reminder of nature’s incredible, raw power.
NZ film maker Geoff Mackley captured this footage in August this year:
After an epic struggle with the weather for 35 days, we became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano’s famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was possible to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. With Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible show for over 40 minutes.
Geoff, just make sure you plant the Vanuatu flag next time, OK?