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Why Iceland's eruption is so gooey and thrilling #rwanda #RwOT

Why Iceland's eruption is so gooey and thrilling

Icelanders recently played volleyball as lava poured from the ground behind them. 

Why so carefree? The new Icelandic eruption is relatively small and non-threatening for a volcanic eruption. And thanks to a well-placed webcam, it's a fascinating natural event you can freely stream online as lava oozes from the ground.

"For the most part it's relatively tame," explained Jess Phoenix, a volcanologist and executive director of the environmental research organization Blueprint Earth. 

Yet, even a tame event involving oozing and fountaining lava is a wondrous natural show, particularly the vivid red-orange glow at night. "Volcanoes are more glorious than the best Fourth of July fireworks display," said Phoenix.  Read more...

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