Volcanic Eruptions Are Even More Insane In Infrared

Volcanic eruptions don’t really need our help looking impressive. But with a pair of infrared goggles, one of nature’s most fearsome outbursts becomes downright psychedelic.


Feast your eyes on the mind-bending glory that is a powerful volcanic eruption in infrared, and wonder how the Predator ever sleeps at night. Turrialba is an active volcano in central Costa Rica, whose numerous eruptions over the last two years have garnered international attention. The latest stir began with an explosion of ash and rocks in the wee hours of the morning on April 30th. Soon after, geologists started recording increased seismic activity from the volcano, accompanied by dozens of outbursts of gas and ash over the next few days.

This beastly fart occurred yesterday, and was recorded by the University of Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network.

[RSN via BBC]

Maddie Stone is a freelancer based in Philadelphia.


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Hey Maddie, just wanted to let you know that this happened yesterday, not on 5 May :)