kilauea volcano

kilauea volcano

Oct 23, 2014 | Hawaii Kilauea Volcano: Dramatic Footage of Leading Pāhoehoe Lava Flow

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Source: USGS http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia/uploads/multimediaFile-884.mov A view of the flow front from the ground, showing the pāhoehoe lava slowly moving through thick vegetation and creating thick plumes of smoke. Frequent methane explosions were occurring. These result from the cooked vegetation releasing methane, which then ignites. The explosions can range from small puffs to loud cannon-like blasts, and are an additional hazard in the immediate area of the flow margin. More information on methane explosions can be found here: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/archive/2002/02_10_17.html