Kīlauea Volcano — Laze Plume

Ocean entry plume

Detailed Description

Lava enters the ocean in the vicinity of Vacationland at 7 a.m. HST. The ocean entry produces a white plume called "laze," which drifts downwind. Laze is composed of steam, hydrochloric acid and tiny volcanic glass particles, which can irritate the lungs, eyes and skin.


Image Dimensions: 3024 x 4032

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US