Kilauea’s spectacular pyrotechnics show no signs of stopping

From lavanadoes to laze and vog, the ongoing eruption is a refresher in volcanic vocabulary

lava from Kilauea

RED RIVER  Incandescent rivers of lava pour out of fissure 8 on Kilauea’s lower east rift zone, filling an open channel and flowing swiftly toward the ocean. Lava fountaining out of the fissure and then cooling rapidly has also created a 55-meter-tall cinder cone, visible against the smoke.

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