Two weeks ago, an active volcano in Hawaii named Kilauea exploded. Now, the United States Geological Survey has released aerial footage of lava flowing from a fissure created by Kilauea’s eruption.
As you can see in the video below, the lava flow rips a path through the island, burning anything it touches.
Helicopter overflight of a fast-moving lava flow emerging from fissure 20 on May 19, 2018, at 7:52 AM HST. The flow is advancing to the southeast. Lava fountaining is visible in the background. The audio is the sound of the helicopter.More photos and video are available on the USGS–Hawaiian Volcano Observatory webpage, at https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_chronology.html.#usgs #hvo #hawaiianvolcanoobservatory #kilauea #volcano #KilaueaErupts ##LERZeruption #LERZ #KilaueaEruption
Posted by USGS Volcanoes on Saturday, May 19, 2018
Pretty amazing, right?
Want an even closer look? You’ll love this footage of a GoPro getting torched by volcanic lava.