Dr Paul Leyland

I have found it majestic and hypnotic but not, perhaps strangely, scary. That’s the case whether watching live or over the net.

Last night (i,e. 24 hours after the above posts) it became markedly more explosive with enormous lumps of lava being thrown a hundred metres or more into the air. It was hard to judge scale but some of those pieces must have been well over a metre in diameter and so weighing several tonnes each. I was also watching what started out as a very minor effusive vent become much bigger and explosive.