воскресенье, 4 марта 2012 г.

From up close, volcano shows off might and beauty

The volcano threw magma chunks the size of cars into the air and rocked our helicopter with a vicious explosion that sent a visible shock-wave through the air, a reminder of its power.

The spectacular show came from a unique vantage point, hovering above the volcano that has dominated world headlines for more than a week. Having written for days from a distance about the volcano with the unpronounceable name, the time had finally come to meet the nemesis, and I had a place on a helicopter-for-hire.

And to my delight and fear, Eyjafjallajokull put on a tremendous show.

In a black crater in the middle of a glacier, red magma thrashed about, …

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