Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Kilauea lava rivers and laze

Laze rising to the sky. Laze, a combination of the words lava and haze, is the product of a chemical reaction that happens when molten, 1200 degree Celsius lava hits the ocean. The sea water gets boiled, creating a potentially deadly mix of hydrochloric acid, steam, and tiny volcanic glass particles. The lava rivers covered a distance of 10 km from the fissure to the coast.

On the picture below, a helicopter is visible hovering above the lava river

Videos from a doors-off helicopter flight above the lava rivers on June 14, 2018

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