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Video One intrepid drone operator has provided a riveting argument for a private citizen's unfettered use of quadcopters: a video of a volcanic eruption, shot from above.

Eruption of Yasur volcano on Tanna island, Vanuatu

The eruption in question is courtesy of the Yasur volcano on Tanna island, Vanuatu, one of the world's most active. The video is courtesy of Shaun O'Callaghan, who shot it with a GoPro camera flown perilously close to Yasur's 1200°C gushing gasses attached to a DJI Phantom quadcopter drone.

"Amazingly no phantoms where harmed while filming!" O'Callaghan writes.

He picked a reliable spot in which to launch his filmic effort: Yasur has been churning out ash, gas, and lava since at least 1774 when it was spotted by Captain Cook, but since it's located in the subduction zone at the boundary of the Indo-Australia and Pacific tectonic plates, odds are its been doing its thing for long before that.

Before you watch the video, above, be forewarned that it's accompanied by "Bad Wings" from The Glitch Mob's Drink the Sea. If you're not a fan of dramatic electronica, The Reg advises that you turn down the sound on your system.

But it that style of music floats your boat, crank it up, watch O'Callaghan's amazing video, and marvel at his equally amazing luck as ejecta flies safely past his quadcopter. ®

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