Boom goes the PETN explosive… at UB’s Geohazards Field Station

Six explosions detonated in quick succession, throwing plumes of sand and crushed limestone into the air. Applause broke out. Then, about 50 people, mostly scientists interested in volcanoes, dispersed from their perch on a nearby slope to check on research equipment and scrutinize the crater left behind by the blasts.

Read the full story: Volcanology Workshop Blast