Kīlauea Volcano — Fissure 8 Lava Fountain

Lava fountaining with lava channel flowing away

Detailed Description

Lava continues to erupt at a high rate from Fissure 8 and flow within the established channel to the ocean. No channel overflows were observed during this morning's overflight. The fountains have built a horseshoe-shaped cone as lava fragments are intermittently hurled onto and over the growing rim. Lava exiting the cone forms a series of standing waves in the uppermost section of the channel.


Image Dimensions: 3412 x 1920

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US