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March 20, 2018

1.5 Billion Gallons of Lava

Filed under: Volcano — sunshinehours1 @ 4:59 PM
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Thats a lotta lava. Nice video at source.

A volcano wall collapse was recently captured on Kīlauea volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The collapse occurred on February 10th, at 8:21 a.m. local time when a chunk of the volcano collapsed, part of an ongoing collapse of the pit crater.

The source of this constant lava flow is a massive lava tube running from the volcano to the Pacific Ocean, which lasted 15 months, an incredibly long period of time for a lava tube.

The USGS estimated that 1-2 cubic meters of lava flowed into the ocean per second, totaling up to 1.5 billion gallons of lava during the lava tube’s year-plus long lifespan.

 The following picture is from Jan 2017

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1 Comment »

  1. WOW!

    Comment by catweazle666 — March 21, 2018 @ 6:27 PM | Reply


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