Would you stand this close to an erupting volcano? (VIDEO)

When a volcano erupts most people would run away very quickly.

But these photographers and video journalists decided to get up close and personal.

They filmed the Telica volcano in Nicaragua as it spewed out fiery rocks and gases just a few feet away. Rather them than us.

The volcano, the country’s most active, first rumbled into life on Thursday. Since then it’s registered 30 eruptions, the biggest on Sunday, sending an ash cloud 1,312ft into the sky.

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Close enough to toast a marshmallow (Picture: Reuters)

Three evacuation centres have been set up in nearby towns, but so far no large-scale evacuation has been deemed necessary.

Telica, which is 1,061 meters tall, is located in the foothills of the Maribios, about 112 kilometers (70 miles) northwest of the Nicaraguan capital Managua.

Telica’s last major eruption was in 1948, though activity occurs every few years.

Nicaragua has at least 27 active volcanoes.

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