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Kilauea (Hawaii): lava flowing into the sea 12 Nov 2016

A selection of pictures taken during a morning boat tour (Kilauea Volcano Special) in November.
Steam plume from the east Kamokuna ocean entry (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steam plume from the east Kamokuna ocean entry (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Another boat is visiting the lava entry as well. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Another boat is visiting the lava entry as well. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the young bench with an active entry. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the young bench with an active entry. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The steam plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The steam plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Closer view of an active flow streaming onto the new sand. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Closer view of an active flow streaming onto the new sand. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Side view of the young front of the bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Side view of the young front of the bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom onto the "elephant trunks" created by the lava streams pouring down. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the "elephant trunks" created by the lava streams pouring down. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A small exposed active lava tube (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A small exposed active lava tube (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The hot seawater and floating lava pieces (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The hot seawater and floating lava pieces (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fragments ejected during an explosion (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fragments ejected during an explosion (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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An advancing tongue of land (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An advancing tongue of land (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Steaming floating lava (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steaming floating lava (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spray of a wave crushing into the new land (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spray of a wave crushing into the new land (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Floating lava (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Floating lava (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The front of the bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The front of the bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Close-up of a floating piece of lava: as its interior is still hot, it boils water and creates bubbles that keep it afloat for up to several minutes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Close-up of a floating piece of lava: as its interior is still hot, it boils water and creates bubbl... [info]
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Active part of the bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active part of the bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Steam plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steam plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Up-welling warm water currents created by the interaction of lava and the sea smooth the surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Up-welling warm water currents created by the interaction of lava and the sea smooth the surface. (P... [info]
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Lava dripping into the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava dripping into the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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When the waves recede, a small black sand beach becomes visible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
When the waves recede, a small black sand beach becomes visible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom onto the lava streaming onto the sand, creating funny structures. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the lava streaming onto the sand, creating funny structures. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the same part of the bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the same part of the bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A currently inactive part of the bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A currently inactive part of the bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wider view showing the older coastline in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wider view showing the older coastline in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Part of the now inactive western Kamokuna bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Part of the now inactive western Kamokuna bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Frozen lava falls on the western Kamokuna bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Frozen lava falls on the western Kamokuna bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Active area of the eastern Kamokuna bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active area of the eastern Kamokuna bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava and sea fighting each other. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava and sea fighting each other. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Littoral explosions hidden in the dense steam. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Littoral explosions hidden in the dense steam. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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An impressive steam plume is rising from Kamokuna sea entry at Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i.
The lava erupts to the surface at the volcano's eastern rift zone at the Pu'u O'o vent and flows for many miles through an underground lava tube until it reaches the coast. 
The lava entry shown here has been going on since July 2016 and has been enlarging the Island of Hawai'i by building a fragile delta of new land. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An impressive steam plume is rising from Kamokuna sea entry at Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i.
The l... [info]
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An exposed older lava tube, which once fed an active ocean entry, seen along the Puna coast on the way back to Pohoiki. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An exposed older lava tube, which once fed an active ocean entry, seen along the Puna coast on the w... [info]
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