Lava basics, for your prospective encounter

Erik Klemetti analyzes, in his Eruptions blog, what happens—in fact, though not in most of the scary movies—when a person gets too near a volcano and then steps, runs, jumps or falls into some lava: “Everyone is wrong about how people die when they fall into lava.” He  then explains why.

(HT Ellie Chung)

BONUS: John Benteen’s classic novel Death in the Lava, which you may now wish to analyze: