Lava bubble burst explosion, Kīlauea, Hawai‘i

Lava bubble burst explosion, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i...

Detailed Description

A thin-walled lava bubble expands and bursts. These "bubble bursts" occur when seawater infiltrates the lava tube system near the shore. Such bubble bursts produce translucent sheets of spatter, or limu o Pele.


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