This GoPro was swallowed by lava, but survived and recorded the entire thing

Have you ever wanted to eye experience what it is like to get consumed by volcanic lava? I am really sure you have! Well, we all have and we can finally see for ourselves.

Erik Storm, of Kilauea EcoGuides, a tour group based in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, somehow managed to lose his GoPro camera in a crack that was slowly filling with lava. GoPro’s are advertised as being imperishable, but nobody could have predicted that a tiny bit of technology would be able to withstand the 1,000°C heat of lava. And so far no one has ever tested it!

After the flow of lava had come to a halt and cooled to form rock, Erik broke through and tried to recover what was left of the camera.

“I used a geology rock hammer to pull it out of the lava and thought it was a total loss. Not only had most of the camera survived, but it had managed to record everything and was still working,” Erik told to Peta Pixel.

After recover it, Erik pulled out the SD card, which had also survived and shared a sight to behold video on YouTube.Needless to say the video went quickly viral.

Watch it for yourself bellow!

h.t: thespaceacademy

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