Kilauea Volcano has been essentially the most energetic volcano in Hawaii in latest a long time. Kilauea has modified the place it erupts and the way vigorously it erupts many, many instances. Largely, the proof of modifications are seen above floor, however generally earthquakes point out subterranean shifts of magma. With every shift, the volcano leaves behind a distinct panorama. Simply wanting again on the previous two to a few years, Kilauea erupted dramatically, paused for 2 years after which returned erupting once more.
Halema’uma’u Crater is on the summit space of Kilauea. It’s situated inside Hawaii Volcanoes Nationwide Park. This crater held a lava lake for nearly a decade earlier than it drained and the magma shifted in Could 2018. The crater collapsed. The magma shifted to unimaginable lava fissures within the Puna area of the island. In the summertime of 2018, a literal river of lava flowed from Kilauea. See the next gorgeous video for footage of that.
Then simply months later, in spite of everything that exercise, Kilauea took a giant break from erupting for over two years. In December 2020, the lava lake returned to Halema’uma’u Crater. This article gives an awesome description together with photographs displaying these modifications to Halema’uma’u.
The December 2020 eruption at Halema’uma’u lasted about six months earlier than the volcano went on one other pause till the end of September 2021, when it erupted again. Since then, Kilauea has been producing lava contained in the crater. At present, this eruption might be observed at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Okay, now that we’ve lined the latest historical past of Halema’uma’u, let’s have a look at the fascinating, newly launched, time lapse photos of Halema’uma’u offered by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. It’s unimaginable to see how the lava lake retains elevating within the following video:
You possibly can learn extra and think about interactive photographs of Halema’uma’u at this USGS link.
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