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Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts In Spectacular Fashion: WATCH

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Check out this incredible footage off the coast of Papua New Guinea of Mount Tavurvur blowing its top off late last month.

If you watch closely, you can even catch the shock wave ram the air above the volcano - compressing the water vapor in the sky and forming a halo-like cloud. 

Speaking to the Brisbane Times, Australian tourist Phillip McNamara, who filmed the video, said it was a "spur of the moment thing" to head out and record the eruption, and when the sonic boom hit the tourist party, they "absolutely crapped themselves." 

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

And if you would rather more close-up footage of a volcano - check out this insane video of an daredevil taking a GoPro camera and diving into an active volcano.

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Man Takes His GoPro And Dives Into An Active Volcano: VIDEO

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GoPros have a way of getting around and recording amazing things, from inside the Olympics to sea-dwelling horrors to an action-packed flight through Metropolis. Sam Cossman blows them all away as he takes his GoPro along for the Marum Volcano expedition and records diving into an active volcano

Approrpriately epic music accompanies the video, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP...

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Drone Captures Awesome Footage Of Erupting Volcano: VIDEO

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Ever wanted to hover above a volcano while it erupts? Probably not...until now. YouTube user Shaun O'Callaghan uploaded footage taken by a DJI Phantom quad-copter drone as it floated above the Yasur volcano on the island of Vanuatu, and the results are stunning.

Check out the smoke and ash, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Erupting Volcano Creates New Island Off the Coast of Japan: VIDEO

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An erupting undersea volcano has caused a new island to form off the coast of Japan, the AP reports:

Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the islet is about 660 feet in diameter. It is just off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, which is also known as the Bonin Islands.

The approximately 30 islands are 620 miles south of Tokyo, and along with the rest of Japan are part of the seismically active Pacific "Ring of Fire."

The coast guard issued an advisory Wednesday warning of heavy black smoke from the eruption.

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Volcanic Vent Opens, Spews Steam Near Rome's Airport: VIDEO

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A new geyser opened over the weekend near the perimeter fence of Rome's Fiumicino airport less than 1000 yards from the end of a runway, the Telegraph reports:

Spectators gathered around the smoking crater, which measured about six feet wide and three feet deep, before firefighters and vulcanologists arrived to seal off the roundabout to prevent inhalation of the gas, suspected to be a cocktail of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and methane. Tests are now underway. While initial reports suggested the gas came from rotting organic matter trapped underground, one expert said volcanic activity was more likely.

“From Mount Etna in Sicily up to the Alban hills around Rome there is a good deal of underground volcanic activity,” Alberto Basili, a seismologist at the Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology, told the Daily Telegraph.

Watch the vent hiss and spew, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Alaskan Volcano Seen Erupting from Space: PHOTOS

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Astronauts aboard the ISS took some incredible shots of Alaska's Pavlof volcano, which began erupting on May 13, 2013, and has been disrupting air travel up near the Aleutian arc where it is situated, approximately 625 miles south of Anchorage.

When photograph ISS036-E-2105 (top) was taken, the space station was about 475 miles south-southeast of the volcano (49.1° North latitude, 157.4° West longitude). The volcanic plume extended southeastward over the North Pacific Ocean.

Two more shots, AFTER THE JUMP...

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