Lava flowing from Pu'u 'O'o vent on Kilauea volcano, Hawai

Lava flowing from Pu'u 'O'o vent on Kilauea volcano, Hawai

The Pu'u 'O'o vent of the Kilauea volcano is in constant eruption since 1983.

The lava is very fluid, and flows gently on the slopes of the volcano. This kind of volcanic activity is very different from the one in Southeast Asia. In our region, volcanoes are mostly related to the subduction zones and often display explosive eruptions, whereas in Hawai volcanism arises from a hotspot, with very effusive eruptions.

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Annie Winson