As arguably the world’s most active volcano, Hawaii’s Kīlauea presents a unique opportunity for researchers who want to observe the Earth’s geologic processes in real-time. Even more importantly, as a goddamn erupting volcano, footage of Kīlauea is gnarly as fuck.

This week, the United States Geological Survey demonstrated that gnarliness by sharing over 10 minutes of footage filmed at the lava lake currently inside Kīlauea’s Halemaʻumaʻu Crater.


I mean, just look at this shit.

Hell yeah, guy.


Unfortunately, as supplemental footage, the USGS video lacks an appropriate soundtrack. Fortunately, Slayer’s “Raining Blood” can easily be found online.

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