National Geographic News: Kilauea, 20 Years and Still Flowing

Kilauea Erupts:  Lava Drapery on Cliff
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When pahoehoe lava (a fluid lava flow with a smooth or ropy surface) flows across Kilauea's coastal plains, the roughly 1,5000F (8160 C) liquid rock spreads like warm honey. Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can get very close to this action.

Photographers and videographers Donna and Stephen O'Meara founded Volcano Watch International to better understand Earth's active volcanoes and to help save the lives of people living on or near dangerous volcanoes. To view more examples of their work, click here >>

You can contact Volcano Watch International by e-mail at someara@interpac.net

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—Photograph by Volcano Watch International, ) Stephen and Donna O'Meara
 
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