See the small the boat in the lower left corner of the photo? That gives you an idea of the scale of this monster lava flow.
A couple of days ago I posted a video of a ‘fire hose’ of lava pouring into the Pacific Ocean. Trouble is, that video didn’t have any people or boats in it, so you couldn’t get a handle on just how big the fire hose is.
This video gives you a better view. It shows a steady stream of lava pouring from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean.
The lava flow began as a drizzle on New Year’s Eve.
I can only imagine how much this is heating the water. According to the USGS, the magma within the Hawaiian volcano of Kilauea can reach 2,120 degrees Fahrenheit (1,160C).
Now imagine a few thousand of such fire hoses pouring into the world’s oceans from underwater volcanoes.
Video courtesy of The Wall Street Journal: