February 5, 2016

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Photograph by Douglas Peebles, eStockPhoto

Most eruptions on Kilauea, the most active volcano in Hawaii, are gentle lava flows, but occasionally it experiences more explosive eruptions. The 4,091-foot shield volcano, found in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, is studied and monitored intensively. In January, cameras caught an eruption at the summit vent of Kilauea’s Halemaumau Crater.

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