This is an incredible video and RARE footage of an erupting volcano, Mt. Sinabung in Indonesia. The announcer has no idea what she is seeing (other than a volcano erupting) because she does not have a trained eye.
Geologists will recognize the pyroclastic cloud hurtling down the mountain-side. This is a dense ultra-hot cloud of burning ash and rock that travels at speeds greater than a hundred of miles an hour burning and killing everything in its wake.
While the erupting ash and gases are extremely hazardous, they are nothing compared to the pyroclastic cloud that kills everything in its wake, instantly.
A pyroclastic cloud from exploding Mt. Vesuvius in August 29 AD killed and destroyed the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. After killing everything and everyone, the tons of ash encased the bodies in erie casts that are still visible today.
The top image shows casts from Pompeii. Below it is an image of skeletons from Herculaneum.
The devastation from a pyroclastic cloud (or pyroclastic flow) is sudden and complete.
Although people in the video are truly awe-struck they (including the announcer) have no idea of the true danger posed by the pyroclastic cloud rushing down the mountain at them.
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