South of Japan, a new island is currently in the process of forming a very familiar character.
It's been nearly 350 years since Mt. Etna blew its top in a major way. Until yesterday, when Europe's largest active volcano spewed hot lava for two hours—within shouting distance of these people's houses. Location, location, location.
Eric Chahi likes lava. He likes talking about lava. He likes e-mailing a photo (above) of some lava that he photographed on Reunion Island. This man likes volcanoes more than you or I do.