A hornito was active in the upper portion of the June 27th flow, wi...

A hornito was active in the upper portion of the June 27th flow, wi...

Detailed Description

A hornito was active in the upper portion of the June 27th flow, with hissing and jetting sounds coming from a small opening at the top. The hornito here was about 2.5 m (8 feet) tall. A hornito is formed by gas and lava forced through a small opening in the roof of a lava tube. One side of the hornito has a small solidified flow of lava that oozed from the top, with the remainder consisting of spatter and Pele's hair.

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Image Dimensions: 3264 x 2448

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