LAVA LAKE: Molten Magma Flows Down Side Of Active Volcano

This incredible footage shows the eruption in the Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

As can be seen in the video, there is a steady flow of lava from the huge molten lake at the top, with the largest pool in the eastern portion of the crater.

The volcano is located along the southeastern shore of the ‘Big Island’ of Hawaiʻi and is between 210,000 and 280,000 years old, having emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago.

It is the most active of the five volcanoes that form Hawai’i Island and also one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, with its latest eruption happening on 29th September 2021.

The activity of the site is long and consistent and even its name means “spewing”, a reference to the fact that it is constantly pouring molten lava into the surrounding area.

Experts who have studied the volcano say that lava which is more recent than a thousand years old covers 90 per cent of the surface, and the oldest detected so far is 2,800 years old.