When You Explode, Does The World Tremble?

Icelandic Volcano That Shook The World
The Volcano That Shook The World!

No, the world does not tremble when  I explode either.

Volcanoes have fascinated us for centuries. Pompei is one of the most visited places on the planet. The idea of seeing the remains of people encased in molten lava where they stood has horrified and left us in wonderment at the same time.

Even for people with no interest in Geology or Natural History, the word Krakatoa is still etched on the minds of anyone who has read books or seen documentaries on a Volcanic Eruption that could be heard thousands of miles away.

Even now, scientists are monitoring Mount Fuji and are suggesting the longer it is dormant, the greater the eruption when it does spring to life.

Therefore, it was no surprise that the eruption in Iceland would capture everyone’s imagination. What surprised most people was the disruption it caused to air traffic for over a week.

As an imaging specialist, I was fascinated by some of the photographs depicting the beauty of such natural savagery. In many ways an erupting Volcano is like a Tiger. Beautiful to look at but do not get too close.

If  you love the photograph as much as I do, you can see more images from ‘The Volcano That Shook The World’ at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZVcg0_qn0k.

If you have any comments, please let me know.

My name is Steve Howard. You have been reading the Digital Circus.

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