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Why is the 2018 lava still so hot?

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Two HVO geologists document road cutting activities on HWY 132 on August 7, 2019. One geologist is taking visual photographs while another geologist is taking thermal photographs to make a tandem pair for comparison. The temperature of the solidified lava was measured to 425 ° C (800 ° F) at the digging site. Photograph by USGS geologist K. Mulliken.


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