Sunday, November 25, 2012

Flowing lava finds the sea again

After nearly one year, the lava flow from Kilauea's Pu`u O`o Crater has once again made it from eruption to the ocean, some seven miles downslope.
The last time lava from this same eruption was entering the ocean, at nearly the same location, was on December 30th, 2011. This surface flow on the coastal plains has been a long time marching the two miles from the Pulama Pali slopes to the sea; along the way it has made some impressively high mounds of inflated lavascapes. I will be out to document the ocean entry when I catch up on other pressing projects.

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