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24 tags and 1 profile in descriptionExplosions continue up at the Kīlauea summit. The fissures continue to erupt low viscosity magma feeding lava flows that are still entering the ocean. Some fissures within the eatsern Leilani estates are also reactivating produces further lava advances @usgs . . You can keep yourself up to date with the latest activity on the USGS Kīlauea website through the monitoring and multimedia tabs. . #volcano #science #nature #earthcapture #earthscience #geoadventure #discover #explore #lava #lavaflow #hawaii #bigisland #basalt #poweroftheplanet #active #outdoors #scicomm #education #outreach #sciencecommunication #photography #eruption #ash #plume
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27 tags and 1 profile in descriptionOverflight of Fissure 20 as of yesterday morning. PC: @usgs ~~~ These fissures and flows are showing no signs of slowing up anytime soon. 🌋 . Active continuous fountaining continues to feed very hot, low viscosity lava flows that are still entering the ocean. . With a well established path and channel to the ocean, lava flows present potentially less risk than previously, but that is not to say that new breakouts couldnt spread out across open areas. . Meanwhile, explosions up at the summit appear to be happening more periodically (every 12-18 hours) and depositing fine layers of ash around the Kīlauea summit. . #lava #lavaflow #kilauea #pele #hawaii #bigisland #basalt #hazard #poweroftheplanet #active #volcano #nature #geology #earthcapture #earthscience #geoadventure #discover #explore #scicomm #education #outreach #sciencecommunication #photography #landscape #naturephotography #eruption #hot
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27 tags and 1 profile in descriptionActivity on the East Rift Zone has really increased in the last 2 days. PC 📸: @usgs ~~~ May 2018 Kīlauea Eruption 🌋🏝 . Lava is now confirmed to be entering the ocean on the SE coast in multiple locations and has crossed over the coastal highway and destroyed multiple homes en route. . The focus of the flow activity comes from some of the latest fissures that opened up just 2 days ago and have produced the most extensive volume in the shortest amount of time. This really shows how much the supply rate has increased! . The cut off highway now presents a significant access problem. If the highways are cut in other locations, then portions of the island could potentially be locked in by lava. Residents in this area along the coast are now preparing to evacuate. . The latest images and flows really are stunning from a scientific standpoint. The thermal maps show the extent of the flows as of 6pm last night. They have now entered the ocean. The brightest indicates temperature. . . #lava #lavaflow #kilauea #pele #hawaii #bigisland #basalt #hazard #poweroftheplanet #active #volcano #nature #geology #earthcapture #earthscience #geoadventure #discover #explore #scicomm #education #outreach #sciencecommunication #photography #landscape #naturephotography #kilaueaeruption #eruption
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27 tags and 0 profile in descriptionSorry for the lack of posts the past couple of days regarding the eruption. Just wrapping up some very unexpected, exciting days and opportunity from land and sky for the 2018 Kīlauea eruption... more to come in the future! . #volcano #science #film #filming #nature #earthcapture #earthscience #geoadventure #discover #explore #travel #fieldwork #outdoors #scientist #lifeofageologist #air #aerialphotography #photography #landscape #naturephotography #landscapephotography #view #geology #scicomm #education #outreach #sciencecommunication
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27 tags and 1 profile in descriptionAerial footage over Fissure 17 from Sunday. 🌋📹 PC: @usgs You can see the steam explosions in the earlier portions of the video. . As the fissures move further East along the rift zone and consequently to lower elevations, the surrounding water table becomes shallower. This brings magma and water closer together. The surrounding water heats up and produces steam trapped beneath the surface. . With the fissure in place and erupting fresh lava through cracks in the ground, the steam has a path to escape and so we see small discrete steam explosions along the fissure line. . Fissure 17 has also created a substantial lava flow that it is now flowing downhill towards the coast. It is not yet known how far this will travel or if the supply will stop. Thankfully, the flow is currently contained to a more remote area and NOT the middle of an estate! . #kilauea #KĪLAUEA #pele #hawaii #bigisland #basalt #hazard #poweroftheplanet #active #volcano #nature #geology #earthcapture #earthscience #geoadventure #discover #explore #photo #photography #earth #planetearth #naturephotography #landscape #view #lava #lavaflow #eruption
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25 tags and 1 profile in descriptionAfter the devastation comes life. PC: @usgs Burned vegetation in the aftermath of a fissure eruption on Kilauea, Hawai'i 🌴🌋🔥🌱 . Volcanic activity can rapidly destroy a landscape, but it can also be a source of regrowth of local flora and fauna. Ash breaks down over time, and lava actually proves a good substrate for the growth of native plants (lots of pore space and cracks), some plants can begin to grow again in a matter of weeks once the lava is fully cooled. . I've also been told that a lot of native plants are more resilient to fire due to higher amounts of sap able to be keep the plants wet during fires. Invasive species from different climates may be more susceptible to catching fire. So continual volcanic activity can actually help rejevnuate the native wildlife, which is really an incredible thought for these islands. But please correct me if I am wrong. . Either way, there are so many sides to an event such as this, from the impacts to human life, property and the economy to the creation of new land and life. Nature really is something... . #nature #earthcapture #wildlife #science #earthscience #geoadventure #discover #explore #fire #leilani #kilaueaeruption #hawaii #bigisland #basalt #hazard #danger #poweroftheplanet #active #eruption #lava #trees #rejuvenate #life #aftermath #kilauea
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4 tags and 0 profile in descriptionAmidst all the volcanic action, it is of course Mothers Day! This amazing woman is lucky enough to get two of these (US and UK), but there aren't enough days in the year to celebrate how incredible you are. 😊💙 . Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, love and friendship for all these years and many more to come. Thank you for always pushing me and my brother to be the very best and happiest we can be. Thank you for just being so damn cool and my ultimate comedy partner in crime. And thank you for being strangely comfortable with my want to get as close to volcanoes and lava as possible 😂😂 (honestly... she actually encourage me.) . I could continue listing everything that I'm grateful and thankful for from you and praising your awesomeness, but for now I'll say... it's your own fault for taking me to a pebble beach and letting me get excited by rocks! 😉🤓 Happy Mothers Day. X . #HappyMothersDay #MothersDay #The90s #SoMuchDenim
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22 tags and 0 profile in description😂Meanwhile in the news, a Maryland newspaper has unnerving predictions for the next phase of the Kilauea eruption. 😨🌋😂😂😂 . #kilauea #KĪLAUEA #kilaueaeruption #hawaii #bigisland #basalt #hazard #danger #poweroftheplanet #active #eruption #lava #fridges #realnews #update #bewarefallingfridges #nature #neature #science #psuedoscience #chillout #keepinitcool
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28 tags and 1 profile in descriptionUSGS scientists examining new cracks in the roads and measuring the gas chemistry and temperature. ~~~ Puna, Hawai'i 🌋 PC: @usgs . Ever since magma appeared to be moving down the rift zone, cracks have been appearing in the ground above the focus of the seismic activity. These cracks releasing volcanic gases are one of the first signs that magma maybe ascending to the surface. . The fissures erupting lava have kept along a very linear system of vents, however cracks have also been appearing elsewhere to accommodate the stress of the magma ascending towards the surface. . These scientists have been working around the clock to continually monitor the situation and provide information to officials and the public as quickly but effectively as possible with as much data as they can. . . #science #nature #geology #earthcapture #earthscience #geoadventure #discover #explore #usgs #scientist #lifeofageologist #lifeofascientist #volcano #magma #hawaii #planetearth #poweroftheplanet #active #gas #lava #lavaflow #kilauea #pele #bigisland #basalt #hazard #monitor #fieldwork
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27 tags and 3 profiles in descriptionMeanwhile, elsewhere around the world other volcanoes continue to erupt. 🌋 Mt. Merapi, Indonesia erupted yesterday producing a large plume from its summit resulting in the closure of the nearby airport from the possibility of ash in jet engines. . The eruption itself was likely not driven by magma though, this was a phreatic eruption meaning that a sudden release of pressure from the build up of steam and gases inside the volcano caused an explosion of gas. It did however send a cloud of some ash and gas 18,000ft into the air! . These eruptions are usually not considered as dangerous as there is not a large amount of ash and primary magmatic material released. Explosions usually remain close to the proximal area. The alert level remains the same for the volcano. The eruption IS still considered a hazard of course. So locals are cautious, but aware of the risks. . #Repost @dolanboyolali with @repostapp ・・・ 11 Mei 2018 Merapi Bergeliat lagi.. Ya Allah Lindungi Kami 🙏🏼 Video dari @selohits Di Ambil Dari Pasar Selo, Boyolali. #dolanboyolali . #volcano #geology #science #nature #earthcapture #earthscience #geoadventure #discover #explore #travel #outdoors #scientist #lifeofageologist #scicomm #education #outreach #sciencecommunication #photography #active #eruption #poweroftheplanet #active #outdoors #rock #geoscience
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28 tags and 1 profile in description🔹What does the inside of a lava lake look like? 🔹From: @usgs Normally this kind of question is difficult to answer because, well... there's lava in the way! This make it difficult to image sub-surface features. The events of the last week with the lava lake drainage gives us a unique opportunity to view the inside of the lava lake plumbing system and here is the result! . The video was rendered from a "structure from motion" where a series of aerial thermal images are stitched together to generate a point cloud of images which can be observed from any angle. . This really highlights just how non-cylindrical the lava lake conduit is. Notoce the shelf-like feature halfway down the conduit. At this point, the depth of the lake was over 295m. . . #lava #lavalake #planetearth #lavaflow #pele #hawaii #bigisland #basalt #hazard #poweroftheplanet #active #volcano #nature #geology #earthcapture #earthscience #geoadventure #discover #kilauea #pele #kilaueaeruption #SciComm #education #outreach #sciencecommunication #3D #structureformotion #analysis
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25 tags and 2 profiles in descriptionThe latest rock-fall into the low lava lake produced a thick plume of ash and gas 5 minutes after a M2.9 earthquake directly below the Halema'uma'u crater. The plume only lasted only 10 minutes and then the crater went back to its passive outgassing. PC: @usgs . . @hawaiivolcanoesnps released a statement an hour ago saying that the park will be closed on Friday due to the possibility of further explosions. . Rock-fall plumes have occurred infrequently over the past decade when parts of the lava lake walls became unstable, fell into the crater, and break the lava lake surface releasing trapped gas below. . . #lava #lavalake #planetearth #lavaflow #pele #hawaii #bigisland #basalt #hazard #poweroftheplanet #active #volcano #nature #geology #earthcapture #earthscience #geoadventure #eruption #photography #naturephotography #HI #scicomm #education #outreach #sciencecommunication
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