Kīlauea Volcano — Lava Channels Feeding Ocean Entries

Aerial of lava channels feeding ocean entries

Detailed Description

On Wednesday, May 23, the Hilo Civil Air Patrol conducted flights over the lower East Rift Zone eruption to assist USGS and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency as they respond to the Kīlauea eruption. This image shows the scale of the lava channels feeding the ocean entries. Note that lava is overflowing the channels and is on top of slightly older, black lava flows. The visible haze is sulfur dioxide gas that's being emitted from the fissures. 


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US