Impresionante “iceberg” de lava en Hawai

El “iceberg” de lava fue capturado en donde se observa cómo circula dentro de ella sin perder su forma sólida.

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(Internet) La lava corre por las laderas.

Una formación de material volcánico de aproximadamente seis metros cúbicos fue captado flotando en un río de lava del volcán Kilauea en Hawai, Estados Unidos el pasado sábado.

El “iceberg” de lava fue capturado en video por el residente hawaiano Ikaika Marzo y compartido con Hawaii News Now, en donde se observa cómo circula por la lava sin perder su forma sólida.

#LeilaniEstatesEruption #KilaueaVolcano LATEST (July 8 at 12:15 PM): Hawaiʻi County Fire Department officials captured this great aerial footage during their overflight of the #Fissure8 fountain — which shows how the spatter cone has built up in #LeilaniEstates and then eight miles downslope you can see the laze plume from the lava ocean entry in Kapoho. According to the update released by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: “Fountains from Fissure 8 spatter cone continue to supply lava to the open channel with only small, short-lived overflows. The spatter cone is now about 55 m (180 ft) tall at its highest point, and fountains rarely rise above that point. As shown by the July 06 thermal map of the flow field, the main lava channel no longer directly enters the ocean—the open channel flow ends about 2 km (1.2 mi) inland of the coast. Lava continues to enter the ocean, however, from multiple points along the entire ocean entry area, primarily along the northern section. In addition, multiple ooze-outs fed flows on the north and the southwest edge of the main ‘a‘ā flow field but neither had lava actively entering the ocean. Fissure 22 was weakly spattering overnight. Another collapse-explosion event at Kīlauea’s summit occurred at 2:55 a.m. HST on July 8 with the equivalent energy of a magnitude-5.4 earthquake. Seismicity dropped abruptly afterwards and remains low at this time. Seismic activity is expected to increase during the next several hours and culminate in another collapse explosion on Monday. Inward slumping of the rim and walls of Halemaʻumaʻu continues in response to the ongoing subsidence at the summit.” Stay tuned to @HawaiiNewsNow for the very latest developments #HInews #HawaiiNews #HNN #HawaiiNewsNow #WeAreYourSource

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El volcán Kilauea continúa haciendo erupción en una fisura ubicada en la Isla Grande de Hawai, enviando un flujo de roca fundida al océano.

Veinticuatro fisuras se han abierto en gran parte del distrito rural de la isla desde el 3 de mayo, pero la lava ha salido únicamente de una, informaron los científicos esta semana.

La lava de la octava fisura que se abrió a principios de mayo emitía fuentes de magma de hasta 67 metros (220 pies) de altura. No había actividad en las otras fisuras pero las aberturas nueve, 10 y 24 expulsaban gases, indicaron los científicos.

La lava de la octava fisura arrasó con los vecindarios costeros en solo dos días esta semana y destruyó cientos de hogares. La lava llenó la Bahía Kapoho y amplió el territorio de la Isla Grande, que ahora se extiende 1,2 kilómetros (casi una milla) más de donde estaba la costa antes.

Han pasado casi dos semanas desde que se formó la fisura más reciente. Los científicos no pueden predecir lo que pasará, pero indicaron que es posible que se abran otras fisuras que arrojan lava y que otras aberturas podrían reactivarse.

#LeilaniEstatesEruption #KilaueaVolcano LATEST (July 9 at 3:45 PM): These USGS images capture the heavy, localized rain above #Fissure8 in #LeilaniEstates, which the National Weather Service confirms is a phenomenon caused by the eruption creating its own climate. NWS officials say heat from the lava is rising and making the air mass above it unstable which is generating the heavy showers that are localized to the lower East Rift Zone. NWS says that a rain gauge in Pāhoa picked up 9.22 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. The gauge is located 2.7 miles south-southeast of Pāhoa and is in western Leilani Estates. According to Tina Neal, the Scientist-in-Charge at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Fissure 8 is still very active and still producing high sulfur dioxide levels. Spattering is also still happening from Fissure 22. Geologists say while lava continues entering the ocean, the flow is sometimes very active and sometimes slows — causing the lava to stall, build up and make the flow wider. Scientists say there are still overflows to the north and south, which they are monitoring. At this point the flow area now covers 11.2 square miles and the new lava delta in what was once Kapoho Bay is believed to be at least 625 acres. Stay tuned to @HawaiiNewsNow for the very latest developments #HInews #HawaiiNews #HNN #HawaiiNewsNow #WeAreYourSource (Pictures and map courtesy USGS HVO)

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