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Underwater observations of active lava flows from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

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Abstract

Underwater observation of active submarine lava flows from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, in March-June 1989 revealed both pillow lava and highly channelized lava streams flowing down a steep and unconsolidated lava delta. The channelized streams were 0.7-1.5 m across and moved at rates of 1-3 m/s. The estimated flux of a stream was 0.7 m3/s. Jets of hydrothermal water and gas bubbles were associated with the volcanic activity. The rapidly moving channelized lava streams represent a previously undescribed aspect of submarine volcanism. -Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Underwater observations of active lava flows from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii
Series title:
Geology
Volume
19
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
633
Last page:
636
Number of Pages:
4