Australian couple, Linda and Philip McNamara never expected to see the raw power of nature- A volcano erupting so close. The couple was on a boat nearby when the volcano Tarvurvur located in Papua New Guinea erupted on August 29. The eruption was captured by the couple and also featured the sonic boom of the volcano erupting.
Mount Tavurvur erupts every few years. In 1994, Tavurvur erupted simultaneously with Mount Vulcan – another nearby volcano. The eruption destroyed major portion of the city of Rabaul.
Australian couple Phil and Linda McNamara did not waste time and got on a boat to capture the video of the dangerous Mount Tavurvur erupting in Papua New Guinea on Aug. 29.
The gigantic Mount Tavurvur spewed out a huge tower of ash thousands of feet into the skies. Australian Phil McNamara who was a taxi driver got a front row live view of Mother Nature’s show.
McNamara along with his wife Linda was vacationing in the area when they learnt that the volcano was ready to erupt. The couple immediately got onto a hotel boat and takes a closer look.
The couple got much more than what they had envisaged. The touring boat was impacted by the sonic boom and it could be plainly seen in the video rippling across the earth and the sky. The boom flung the clouds aside before hitting the boat in a thunderous climax.
The McNamara couple shared the video on Facebook and it has since received more than 30,000 shares from around the world.
CNN reported that the ash and smoke from the volcano reached 60000 feet above sea level. International flights had to be rerouted and local communities were evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Mount Tavurvur, one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in Papua New Guinea.