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We have Australian tourist Philip McNamara to thank for capturing this awe-inspiring footage, as well as for coming up with the immortal line "holy smoking Toledos".
He was on holiday in Papua New Guinea when he filmed the eruption of Mount Tavurvu.
In the video he can be heard to remark "watch out for the shock, it's coming", before a sonic boom sound wave hits the boat.
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