Firehose Of Lava Entering Pacific Ocean
December 12, 2020
The "firehose" of lava entering the Pacific ocean from Puʻu ʻŌʻō during January 2017. Puʻu ʻŌʻō is a volcanic cone in the eastern rift zone of the Kilauea volcano located in the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Until the end of April 2018, Puʻu ʻŌʻō had been erupting nearly continuously since January 3, 1983, making it the longest-lived rift-zone eruption of the last two centuries.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cultural landscapes in the world. Extending from sea level to 13,677 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world's most active volcanoes ... Kilauea and Mauna Loa.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from NPS Photo by J. Wei.