Lava flows, Hawaii 1980

Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Lava flows, Hawaii 1980. [Image]

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Kilauea volcano, 1250m (4090ft) is the youngest and most active of Hawaii's volcanoes. It can be studied and observed closely in relative safety in the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, Puna district, approx. 48 km from Hilo. Kilauea has been continuously erupting along the East Rift Zone since January 1983, making it the world's longest erupting volcano. The basaltic Hawaiian lavas have two distinct forms, although chemically they are the same: aa (viscous, rough) and pahoehoe (smooth, ropy, billowy).This image is a close-up of a pahoehoe lava flow with trees in the background that escaped the lava flow.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: lava
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
United States of AmericaHawaiiHawaii Volcanoes National ParkKilauea Volcano
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