‘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.

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17 replies

  1. WOW. Is this cool/hot or what. Quite beautiful and amazing

  2. That is what is really meant by the words ‘Awe inspiring’. I could hardly believe my eyes as I watched that flow, Nature surely knows how to put us in our place!

  3. Wow! What an awesome sight. Thanks for sharing your videos.

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. Spectacular videos. I’ve never visited Hawaii, sad to say. This gives me the itch, though. Thanks for posting them.


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