Lava Sampling

A repeating loop showing a hammer scooping lava from a flow and dropping it into a bucket.

Detailed Description

This is an animated GIF, taken from a longer video, showing the moment that this geologist from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scoops up lava from an active flow and drops it into a bucket of water to cool it down. 


Image Dimensions: 1100 x 826

Date Taken:

Location Taken: KÄ«lauea, HI, US


Original Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)


Lava Sampling Video
This Quicktime video shows lava sample collection from the perspective of an HVO geologist.