May 20, 2018

USGS video highlights the scale of Hawaii lava flow

The eruptions from Kilauea have only increased since the volcano released a massive ash plume on Thursday, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. And new U.S. Geological Survey videos show the massive scale of the volcano's lava flows from the air.

Why it matters, from Axios' science editor Andrew Freedman: The lava flows have sped up and increased in the past few days, showing that the event is far from over. 

More footage of lava fountaining recorded Saturday by the USGS:

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