Channelized pāhoehoe flows from Kupaianaha vent, Kīlauea, Hawai‘i

Channelized pāhoehoe flows from Kupaianaha vent, Kīlauea Volcano, H...

Detailed Description

View looking uphill at surface flows advancing down a steep slope (Pulama pali) between the east rift zone and the coastal plain of Kīlauea Volcano. Overflows from the channel on the right are building levees of pāhoehoe. Within a few days, crust accreting inward from the levees built a roof over the channel, forming a new lava tube.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1024 x 653

Date Taken: