Active lava delta on SE coast of Kīlauea, Hawai‘i

Active lava delta on southeast coast of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i...

Detailed Description

Lava delta at East Lae‘apuki on the southeast coast of Kīlauea Volcano is about 17 hectares (43 acres). The delta extends about 400 m seaward from the sea cliff and is about 850 m long parallel to the shoreline. The steep sea cliff embayment resulted from collapses of earlier deltas; the collapses undermined and took away parts of the cliff. Note similar inactive delta structure and sea cliff in middle distance.


Image Dimensions: 2560 x 1920

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