Skip to comments.Geology Picture of the Week, June 7-13, 2009: Cauldron of Kilauea
Posted on 06/13/2009 6:08:53 PM PDT by cogitator
The picture isn't that spectacular; the video (in Quicktime) is. When I saw this I knew it had to be a Geopic of the week (sorry I'm late). The movie is in real-time. Turn up the sound. If you're wondering what this is, it's a view down the throat of the Hale'maumau vent. I wonder if this will eventually rise and fill the crater floor, even if only briefly -- that would be a sight.
** do not jump or dive into this PING **
Or to sacrifice a virgin
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- The 23rd Bomb Squadron patch displays bombs being dropped on a volcano commemorating a lava-bombing mission Dec. 27, 1935. When the Mauna Loa volcano on the island of Hawaii erupted, threatening the city of Hilo, six Keystone B-6 bombers from the 23rd BS used precision bombing tactics to drop twenty bombs in the path of the volcanos lava flow to save the city of Hilo by diverting the lava away from the city
It’s ferociously beautiful. Thanks for the pic.
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