Nature has strange, sudden, and often terrifying ways of reminding us of the precariousness of life on Earth. Over the past several weeks, a series of startling natural events have produced terrifying images, from Hawaii’s Mt. Kilauea eruption to a crack in the continent of Africa.
With renewed gratitude for the human race’s continued existence, here’s a look back:
Mt. Kilauea poured out lava from 22 fissures across Hawaii’s Big Island, setting homes ablaze and spewing toxic gas.
A crack began to form in east Africa, that will eventually split the continent in two.
This photo was taken several weeks ago, but we’re guessing the crack is still there.