Plume at Kamokuna: Photograph by Will Tenney
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Plume at Kamokuna

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Visible in the distance about seven miles away, lava from Puu Ōō, the currently very active volcano, is spilling into the Pacific Ocean. When molten lava meets water, more than just a little steam is created, sending a huge plume of water vapor mixed with hydrochloric acid and fine volcanic particulate matter high into the sky. The walk out to a closer vantage point to witness the majesty of new land being formed at the edge of the sea was not going to fit into our plans. A missed opportunity!

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