Kīlauea Volcano — Lava Flows from Fissure 8

Lava flowing across the landscape

Detailed Description

View to the southwest, looking "up" the lava channel. Lava flows from Fissure 8 (not pictured) through the open channel about 13 km (8 mi) to the ocean. Lava remains incandescent (glowing orange) along the entire length of the channel with sections of cooled lava (black) on the surface. The dark areas in the lower portion of the image are parts of the early lava flow from Fissure 8 before the relatively narrow channel developed.


Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US