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Lava shoots out of Kilauea fissure in Hawaii

05-15-2018


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the University of Hawaii and the U.S. Geological Survey and features a look at molten lava spewing out of a fissure on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.

The clip was captured by Cheryl Gansecki on May 12, 2018 at 12:57 pm as Fissure 16 on the volcano erupted. The fissure is located about 1,600 feet from the Puna Geothermal Venture site.

Since that time, two more fissures have opened up, shooting out lava and prompting further evacuations.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Cheryl Gansecki, University of Hawaii

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