Lava reaches ocean

From USGS HVO: .Click on thumbnails to get bigger images.  Click on more to see what’s below the fold

 

Left.Lava entered the ocean yesterday for the first time since June 2007. A small delta, extending for about 100 m along the face of the sea cliff, had been constructed by this morning. Right.A more distant view of the new ocean entry. The lighter colored lava extending from the ocean entry to the large kipuka in the background (site of the Royal Gardens subdivision) shows the path that the lava took as it crossed the coastal plain.

Some other really cool images (all USGS HVO)

For those of you who are fans of the Lord of the Rings movies, I ask: isn’t this stuff better than the Mordor scenes in the movie?

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