Kīlauea Volcano — Fissure 8

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Detailed Description

In this video taken from the Leilani Estates subdivision, lava at fissure 8 pulses above the cinder cone adding fragments of lava (spatter) that build the cone higher. From fissure 8, lava flows freely over small cascades (rapids) into a well-established channel. Near the vent, lava is traveling about 24 km per hour (15 mi per hour). Lava slows to about 2 km per hour (1.5 mi per hour) near the ocean entry at Kapoho.


Date Taken:

Length: 00:01:29

Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US


Video 1 Fissure 8. Video 2, lava exits fissure 8