Fire Hose of Lava Flows From Kilauea Volcano into Sea (Courtesy: USGS)

‘Fire hose’ of lava flows from Kilauea volcano

From the US Geological Survey in Hawaii comes this stunning video of lava pouring, not creeping, into the sea on January 28.

A view of the “fire hose” at night:

Story and more photos at the USGS site and at Big Island Video News. There is another video of the lava flow, shot from the air (bottom). It takes a few seconds to load, but looks like this:


And here’s another video that looks much like the one above … except a circle on the right marks the location of some people getting dangerously close to the flow.

17 thoughts on “‘Fire hose’ of lava flows from Kilauea volcano

        1. Have all your travels included Hawaii? I think if I ever went there, I’d have to include a volcano or two, even if something like this wasn’t happening.

          1. Yes, we’ve been to Oahu and we’ve also seen volcanoes in the Greek Islands, Italy, Ecuador and Antarctica. Some of them were smoking, but I’ve never witnessed one actually erupting.

  1. I live about 35 miles away from this lava flow. I’ve seen a lot of volcanic action since moving here 20 years ago, but this is amazing. Wish I could go see it, but I am not in good health now.

    1. I’ve only seen lava flows in movies, and never anything like this. It’s always been the slow, creeping kind with crust already forming on top.

      I still can’t imagine living in Hawaii. Totally unlike anything I’ve experienced.

    1. This is reason enough for a trip to Hawaii … as if another reason were needed. I’ve never been there either, and have always dreamed of going. But I might as well be dreaming of a trip to the moon.

... and that's my two cents