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Kilauea

  • Photos and Videos From Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption

    Photos and Videos From Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption

    Volcanologist Einat Lev shares incredible footage of steam plumes, lava fountains, and more from the Kilauea eruption.

  • Tracking the Kilauea Eruption

    Tracking the Kilauea Eruption

    Volcanologist Einat Lev is tracking lava flows at Hawaii’s volcanic eruption. Here, she describes what conditions are like on the ground—and in the sky.

  • In Hawaii, Living With Lava

    In Hawaii, Living With Lava

    When the most recent eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano started last June, Melvin Sugimoto at first did not think much of it. Hawaii, where he has lived all his life, is made entirely of hardened lava, and Kilauea, perhaps the world’s most active volcano, has been adding more off and on for the last 300,000 years. “Lava is…

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  • Photos and Videos From Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption

    Photos and Videos From Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption

    Volcanologist Einat Lev shares incredible footage of steam plumes, lava fountains, and more from the Kilauea eruption.

  • Tracking the Kilauea Eruption

    Tracking the Kilauea Eruption

    Volcanologist Einat Lev is tracking lava flows at Hawaii’s volcanic eruption. Here, she describes what conditions are like on the ground—and in the sky.

  • In Hawaii, Living With Lava

    In Hawaii, Living With Lava

    When the most recent eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano started last June, Melvin Sugimoto at first did not think much of it. Hawaii, where he has lived all his life, is made entirely of hardened lava, and Kilauea, perhaps the world’s most active volcano, has been adding more off and on for the last 300,000 years. “Lava is…