Lava pours from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in mesmerising timelapse video

Tom Richell
Sunday 29 April 2018 17:29
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Timelapse video shows lava overflowing at the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

This timelapse video shows lava pouring out of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

It was filmed after an eruption on Monday following a period of increased seismic activity.

The clip shows a period of 24-hours, from 07:30pm on April 25th.

Lava can be seen overflowing onto the crater floor. The largest of these flows was from approximately 06:15am to 10:30am, which is around 19 seconds into the video above, covering 90 acres.

The video has been released by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and was filmed from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

“The past few weeks have been exciting for volcano watchers on the Island of Hawaii, especially for visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Jaggar Museum overlook, where views of the active summit lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu have been spectacular” the USGS said.

“Since April 21, high lava lake levels in the informally named “Overlook crater” within Halemaʻumaʻu at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano have produced multiple overflows of pāhoehoe lava onto the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu. As of April 26, these new flows have covered just under 90 acres or nearly three-fourths of the Halemaʻumaʻu crater floor. They are the first significant overflows of the summit lava lake since April-May 2015.”

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