Archive - A Volcano Up Close

March 13, 2016


Each Sunday we present a notable item from our archives. This EPOD was originally published February 16, 2001

Provided by: Alexandra Moore, Cornell University
Summary authors & editors: Alexandra Moore

Lava erupts from Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, January 18, 2001. The lava is basalt, which is quite hot (2000 F) but not explosive. This allows us to get close enough to scoop up a sample!

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