Hawaii – Incredible photo of lava pouring into the sea

This is from Kilauea, an above-water volcano. I wonder what’s going on at the millions of underwater volcanoes.


This lava flow reached the ocean early yesterday morning, says volcanodiscovery.com

“It crossed the emergency coastal road and created a new narrow ocean entry where new land is now being formed to again enlarge the surface of Big Island.”
Image source: tapandgrind / instagram.

If this much lava is pouring into the sea from just one volcano, can you imagine how much could be pouring out of the millions of underwater volcanoes?


5 thoughts on “Hawaii – Incredible photo of lava pouring into the sea

  1. Love this stuff. Thanks. Brings back great memories.

    In 2013 and 2012, we were on the Big Island for a few weeks. In 2013, we took the “lava” boat as some small flows were entering the ocean. Got a few neat shots…have to scroll down a ways in both galleries.

    In 2012, there were no active flows entering the ocean so we took a helicopter tour of the Pu’u ‘Ō’ō area.

    Great stuff for a flatlander prairie boy. (Well senior citizen “boy” ☺)

    Thanks for the story.


    • And several larger ones that were briefly…. posted then removed by gov. a week and 3 weeks ago.

  2. This has been happening for years hasn’t it ?

    I think tourists weren’t allowed to go to the area in our 2006 trip to Hawaii – I could be wrong though.

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