Explosion caused by collapse of active lava delta, Kīlauea, Hawai‘i

Explosion caused by collapse of active lava delta, Kīlauea Volcano,...

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Collapse of an active lava delta exposes hot solidified flows and molten lava within and on the delta to seawater, triggering a type of steam explosion called a blast. The explosive blast shatters the solidified lava flows of the delta into fragments and hurls them in all directions as far as several hundred meters (yards)!

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