Lava delta extends about 200 m (655 ft) into ocean on the SE coast ...

Lava delta extends about 200 m (655 ft) into the ocean on the south...

Detailed Description

Only four days old, this fan-shaped lava delta (center of image) extends about 200 m (655 ft) into the ocean on the southeast coast of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. The diffuse plume of white steam at the leading edge of the delta indicates that several small lava flows are pouring into the ocean. Countless deltas have formed along this coastline during Kīlauea's eruptive history.

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Image Dimensions: 800 x 500

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