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Hawaii 'lava dome' revealed in throwback image


Posted on Sunday, 8 April, 2018 | Comment icon 6 comments

The lava fountain formed a remarkably symmetrical dome-like shape. Image Credit: USGS
This remarkable dome of churning molten magma was photographed in Hawaii by the US Geological Survey.
The incredible spectacle, which climbed as high as 65ft over a period of three days, was captured on camera during the 5-year-long Mauna Ulu eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano back in 1969.

Lava fountains like this one occur when gas bubbles from vents, fissures and lava tubes rapidly form and cause a huge jet of lava to shoot up in to the air.

Incredibly, the largest of them can grow to over 500 meters.

"A remarkably symmetrical dome fountain occasionally 20m high but usually half that, often welled from the eastern compartment [of the vents] for periods of several hours," the researchers wrote.

"Most of the lava from this fountain flowed away from the vent, but some formed a narrow river that poured back into the western compartment."

"Every few seconds, gases burst explosively from the western compartment, carrying spatter possibly derived from the lava drainback."

Source: Science Alert | Comments (6)

Tags: Hawaii, Lava

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by acute on 8 April, 2018, 13:27
What an amazing picture! Did they have Photoshop in 1969? That would explain all those moon landing pics.
Comment icon #2 Posted by glorybebe on 8 April, 2018, 17:19
Lol@photoshop It is an amazing picture
Comment icon #3 Posted by Vilasarius on 8 April, 2018, 21:22
Remarkable.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Hankenhunter on 9 April, 2018, 0:25
Reminds me of taco Wednesday. Ok, who poured tacos into the volcano again? Hank
Comment icon #5 Posted by Myles on 9 April, 2018, 11:14
Looks like a photo from a Godzilla movie.
Comment icon #6 Posted by mdbuilder on 10 April, 2018, 13:59
If I wasn't such a gullible fool, I'd expect clouds of steam... but that's just me.


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