Cliff at Kamokuna Ocean Entry is still unstable

Cliff at Kamokuna Ocean Entry is still unstable...

Detailed Description

View from the west end of the ocean entry showing cracks extending from the lower right to middle left of the image. The unstable area of cliff could give way at any time, throwing hot water and rocks seaward and back onto the cliff (as seen during collapses this past week). The interactions between hot lava and cool sea water creates a steam plume and explosions of hot rock and small pieces of volcanic glass. In this image, the ground is covered by a thick blanket of Pele's hair, Limu o Pele, and spatter.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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