Lava ball, Kilauea Volcano, 1983

egg-shaped ball of red-hot lava with a blackened crust sitting on a bed of grass

Detailed Description

Accretionary lava ball comes to rest on the grass after rolling off the top of an 'a'a flow in Royal Gardens subdivision on Hawai'i Island's Kilauea Volcano. Accretionary lava balls form as viscous lava is molded around a core of already-soldified lava.


Image Dimensions: 3072 x 2048

Date Taken:

Location Taken: HI, US