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Video: First look at gobsmacking vision of frothing Vanuatu volcano taken by Kiwi for Google

A New Zealander who works an office job at Google has dropped into the crater of a highly active Vanuatu volcano to capture imagery for Google Street View. 

Volcano-mad, Auckland based, Matthew Davison made the dangerous decent after he convinced the global head of Street View to launch the operation after a recent visit to Vanuatu. 

Mr Davison scales volcanoes all around the world to get as close as he can to the burning lava. 

Footage taken in the the Mount Marum volcano.  Picture supplied by Google Street View.
Footage taken in the the Mount Marum volcano. Picture supplied by Google Street View. Source: Supplied

"It can be scary, but it's also incredibly addictive," he said. 

The Google Street View team lowered themselves 400m into the Mount Marum volcano. 

It is the first time Street View Trekker camera has been in an active volcano, and the first time the team has captured audio with the images. 

Click here to see 360 degree views of the volcano. 

Watch Seven Sharp tonight for the full story

Enter the heart of a volcano with an Auckland office worker who had the latest camera technology provided by his employer. Source: Seven Sharp


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