What shown in this video can only be understood if you watch it.

According to inhabitants of Papua New Guinea’s who lived near Mount Tavurvur, the recent volcano eruption often emitted steam and occasionally “boomed” sound.

The “occasional booms” sound can only be understood and experience from close range.

Below clips was captured by Australian taxi driver Phil McNamara while he was on vacation near the volcano last week and decided to take a closer look.

“It was a spur of the moment thing to head out and film the volcano,” McNamara told The Brisbane Times.

“I thought I might as well try and capture something you rarely get to see.”

Watch it below.