Droning a Volcano Eruption
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Contributor and drone pilot AerialRhianna was able to aerially capture an eruption of Mt. Sinabung, a very active volcano in the north-central part of the gigantic island of Sumatra in Indonesia. After four centuries of dormancy, the volcano began erupting again in 2010. This video was filmed during an eruption event in 2013, which caused the evacuation of almost 4,000 people. There were further eruptions in 2014 and 2016; the latter case, an eruption killed seven people who were in the area.
Song - Traditional Karonese music from this region - Piso Surit by: SRI Malem Br. Bangun
Captured with my DJI Phantom Vision+ you can see Mt. Sinabung a pyroclastic volcano in North Sumatra, Indonesia erupting back to back. It's believed to have been a doormat volcano until it erupted for a brief one month period in 2010. Then, on September 15, 2013, it began erupting again and the volcanic activity has continued until today. I filmed this for 4 day's, capturing aerial imagery from both up-wind and down wind positions and sometimes as close as 1 mile away from the base, the mountain averaged 10 eruptions a day.
While capturing the mountain I was also able to help locals who'd been evacuated see if their homes and villages were still in tact or had been destroyed from lava and fire. It was a truly humbling experience to meet the locals and to stand in front of this mountain as it roared.