While we watch Iceland’s unpronounceable volcano, on the other side of the world, in Papua New Guinea, Mount Tavurvur is already causing damage and threatening lives as well as disrupting some international air travel.
Mount Tavurvur, is part of the larger Rabaul caldera, seen here:
Tavurvur is an active stratovolcano that lies near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. It is a sub-vent of the Rabaul caldera and lies on the eastern rim of the larger feature. An eruption of the volcano largely destroyed the nearby town of Rabaul in 1994. (Wikiedia description)
The eruption on Friday shot volcanic ash into the stratosphere and it was reported that Qantas Airlines rerouted some flights to avoid flying through the ash cloud.
Here is amateur video of the eruption: