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Kilauea Update, From Vent to Sea

Kilauea Update, From Vent to Sea

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, June 18, 2018/Categories: natural history, photography, video, art and design, environment, adventure

                                   Fissure-8 Lava Rivers from Mount Kiluaea, 6-14-2018 (credit: USGS)

Eruptions at Hawaii's Mount Kilauea volcano are continuing with dramatic imagery being captured by professionals and amateurs alike. A recent helicopter video shows the lower rift zone of the volcano with lava fountains feeding channelized flows into the ocean. According to the US Geological Survey, lava is flowing unabated and a 'lava river' from the fissure is full. The overflight video shows a crust forming over the channel as it spreads out during its approach to the Pacific Ocean. The lava is active along the entire length of its coastal entry, approximately 1 mile.

The Big Island of Hawai'i is undergoing a 'growth spurt' that is being observed in real-time.



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