Making An Ocean Of Lava

I get transfixed watching rivers of lava flow, either fast and fluid, or growing in slow motion, like the living rocks at one minute and 53 seconds in this video. And that terrifying crackling.

A surge of lava spews out of a rupture in the lava tube system and is heading down steep cliffs, or pali in Hawaiian. This strong flow is being supplied lava from Kilauea Volcano's Pu`u O`o Crater four miles to the northwest. The rupture was at the 1600-foot elevation about four miles northwest of Kalapana Gardens, and directly above the old Royal Gardens subdivision.

The video was taken by Leigh Hilbert on February 24. [Thanks JJ!]

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