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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Kilauea "Firehose of Lava"

Above, lava inside a Kilauea vent crater. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

One of the highlights of my trip to Hawaii last May was a helicopter tour of Kilauea volcano.

We were treated to some spectacular views during the tour. Those pale in comparison to a video shot of a "firehose of lava" from Kilauea into the sea.

According to The Telegraph:

Researchers from the USGS’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory captured dramatic footage showing a ‘firehose’ of lava flowing from the Kilauea Volcano and into the sea. 
The video also captures littoral explosions as the super hot lava makes contact with the cold sea water at the Kamokuna lava tube.

To see the video, go here

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