Five explosive things the 2018 eruption taught us about Kilauea

The eruption has ended, but scientists are just beginning to analyze the data

Kilauea lava flows

FIRE AND FURY  Kilauea’s eruption last summer, its largest in 200 years, gave scientists a front-row seat to the volcanic processes that power the planet. In this image from August 5, lava heated to 1000° Celsius pours into the Pacific Ocean, sending a mixture of volcanic gases and evaporated seawater into the air. 


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