The Boiling Seas of Hawaii (Volcano Week 3)

It’s Volcano Week 3 here at GSS, which explains why our posts over the course of this week have been mostly volcano related. Kīlauea on the island of Hawaiʻi is often considered to be the world’s most active volcano. The Hawaiian name “Kīlauea” translates to “spewing” or “much spreading”, which makes sense as it has been spewing lava non-stop since 1983. Some of this 700 °C molten lava eventually reaches to the sea, where the explosive collision instantly boils the water and sets the lava. The Google Earth image shows the giant cloud of stream rising from the…

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