Littoral lava fountain on active lava delta, Kīlauea, Hawai‘i

Littoral lava fountain on active lava delta, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai...

Detailed Description

Subsidence of the leading edge of a lava delta may trigger lava-seawater explosions that produce fountains of lava and steam that reach heights of more than 100 m (330 ft). The explosions of molten spatter, bombs, and smaller tephra fragments quickly build a circular cone on the subsided lava delta, sometimes in a matter of minutes.

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Image Dimensions: 250 x 216