Eruption after person falls in lava lake of volcano (test with organic waste, garbage, trash)





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Published on Jan 16, 2012

**NEW: Spectacular nighttime explosive eruption: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V3wvR... **
Incineration of waste in Erta Ale Volcanoes lava lake. It is frequently discussed whether it is possible to sink in lava. Due to its high density, a person would generally be expected to remain on the surface. Indeed it is possible to briefly walk on certain types of lava if professional heat-protective clothing is worn (do not try yourself). However, the video shows that falling from a height, a person would be able to penetrate the crust of the lake and submerge in it. The test was performed with a box of camp waste (largely food rests) in a bin bag. Estimated weight 30kg, Size 60x60x60cm. Fall height, about 80m. The lake reacts with violent lava fountaining activity, presumably in part due to steam produced from the organic matter.

The lava lake at Erta Ale has persisted for many years and contains relatively fluid basaltic lava. Only few volcanoes have such lakes.

A longer video showing the expedition in more detail is now available at:
The video is probably mainly interesting for those with a deeper interest in the subject since it shows the expedition logistics and details of the surrounding landscape, rather than focusing on spectacular eruption shots.

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Docktor Jim
"That's not a virgin!" - Volcano
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Martin Hermansen
Docktor Jim And the Elite..
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Finnen Tuile
How about I throw a "person" (rock) in a tub of molten hot chocolate will I get as many views?
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Did I miss the part about a person falling?
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15.000.000 people wanna see someone burn in lava.
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You fool! You gave cheese to a lactose intolerant volcano god!
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Anonymous Anonymous
Mischa Vladimir I found it funny but k
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Who came here from watching vsause?😂
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much softness such wowness
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Steb the Feg
''test with organic waste, garbage, trash'' so you threw a brony in there?
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Pinkamena Diane Pie
+One of Egoraptor's chins I guess some what but I think they mostly forgot lol 
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who else came here from vsauce
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Freddy Games
DeeCee 51
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Chuck Norris
Nice clickbait name asshole.
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Rey Mustayne
Evan O Doesn't matter that it says so in the title, you bumblig fucking idiots. The fact that the beginning of the video's title is worded that way is clearly designed to fool people by grabbing their attention, not to mention the fact that you can't see the end of the title when you see this video in your recommendations, which makes this 100% clickbait. You're human fucking garbage if you defend this.
You're not Chuck Norris. Nice click bait name asshole.
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Riley Junior
throw the Kardashians in there.
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The Psychedelic Stooges
Riley Junior YES
+Chris .Appel Kims fat ass would block the volcano and the pressure would build up until it explodes
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