PubTalk 7/2003 — Molten Paradise

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Video Presentation and Discussion

Featuring the award-winning USGS video Molten Paradise-Kilaea Volcano by Stephen Wessells, introduced and discussed by Robert I. Tilling, Volcanologist


  • The dramatic nonstop Pu'u O'o eruption, now entering its 21st year
  • Rivers of glowing lava flow through underground tubes
  • Scientists collect samples of molten rock hotter than 2000 F
  • Lava ooze and drip down sea cliffs into the surf
  • Scientists explain how volcanic eruptions built the Hawaiian Islands


Date Taken:

Length: 00:41:59

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US


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