Kilauea Volcano has been essentially the most energetic volcano in Hawaii in current a long time. Kilauea has modified the place it erupts and the way vigorously it erupts many, many occasions. Largely, the proof of adjustments are seen above floor, however generally earthquakes point out subterranean shifts of magma. With every shift, the volcano leaves behind a special panorama. Simply trying 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 positioned 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 beautiful video for footage of that.
Then simply months later, in spite of everything that exercise, Kilauea took an enormous break from erupting for over two years. In December 2020, the lava lake returned to Halema’uma’u Crater. This article offers a terrific description together with images displaying these adjustments 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. Presently, this eruption will be observed at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Okay, now that we’ve lined the current historical past of Halema’uma’u, let’s have a look at the fascinating, newly launched, time lapse photographs 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 may learn extra and consider interactive images of Halema’uma’u at this USGS link.
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