Hawaii volcano eruption: Lava INCREASE from Kilauea causing FASTER flows on Big Island | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Hawaii volcano eruption: Lava INCREASE from Kilauea causing FASTER flows on Big Island

Hawaii volcano Kilauea has been feeding a large torrent of molten hot lava leading to the ocean at Kapoho Bay since May 3.

Revealing aerial footage from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows the river of magma streaming down Kilauea's vent at a speed of 17 mph – an increase of 2 mph from previous recordings.

The video also shows standing waves of lava forming in the channel near the vent giving way to slow-moving pahoehoe – a form of basaltic lava capable of maintaining high temperatures for tens of kilometres from the vent.

USGS said the vigour of the eruption had increased as the temperature of lava had risen causing a smoother magmatic flow.

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