Skip to comments.Geology Picture of the Week, Nov. 4-10, 2007: Kilauea Keeps Glowing and Flowing
Posted on 11/08/2007 1:29:26 PM PST by cogitator
When last we visited Kilauea (I think), the Pu'u O'o crater was hosting an active lava lake, and I thought there was a possibility of an overflow or a below-rim outbreak. Neither happened. Instead, the lava lake drained smoothly and a fissure eruption commenced. This is where all the action is currently. If you want to see where it's located, click the Maps link at the header link.
I realized that I hadn't checked for images of this for more than a month. So I did. Below is my favorite, reduced to half-size. Click on it for full-size.
*** ping ! ***
But at least you know it'll be warm.
All the worry about Mauna Loa swelling has seemed to have died down since a while back. That is the real threat to the Big Island.
Yes, no current signs of a possible Mauna Loa eruption. They are impressive when they happen. There are very few pictures of a Mauna Loa eruption on the Web, because the last one happened in 1984 before digital photography and the Internet. The next one will provide a lot of footage. (The surprisingly big eruption of Piton de la Fournaise earlier this year provided a lot of great lava flow pictures.)
The last three Mauna Loa eruptions were 1950, 1975, and 1984. It's due. Any day now. Or any year now...
Bet you could cook a hot dog quick on that flow!! Wow!
In the words of Paris Hilton, “That’s hot.”
It’s been 15 years since I last flew over it but it’s still one of the first things I remember about the islands. Simply beautiful.
That is quite a photo. I’m looking forward to photos of Anak Krakatau as well.
The Weather Channel has a video of the current activity. Go to the main page (www.weather.com) and click on Video (under the banner box at the top with the Local Weather input slot). The Video page will come up (in a new tab with a tabbed browser). It's currently the fifth one down, "Volcano Blasting Rocks Into the Sky" under "Top Stories".
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