The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has received a fair bit of attention of late. Not unexpected, considering that its insidious ash cloud momentarily brought air travel in the vicinity of Europe to a standstill. No doubt, this is some sort of evil, Nordic plot, the ins and outs of which are of no concern here. What we wish to call attention to here is the footage above, a bit of geological geekery. As the volcano continues to erupt one can see the shock waves from each explosion of magma ripple through the plumes of smoke and debris. Such is nature that it can be so beautiful and fascinating in its destruction.