Lava fountain

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Dr Paul Leyland

If you watch the video feed for long enough you will find that at some times that happens about once a minute. Sometimes the vents do little but leak gently; sometimes they explode and send material hundreds of metres into the air.

Note that the side of the cone has collapsed. I watched much of that happening in real time.

All rather interesting as long as you are at a safe distance.