Hawaii volcano aerial update: Eruption satellite pictures show lava flows change direction

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Paul Martin

HAWAII volcano Kilauea is now in the second month of its raging eruption and stunning satellite photographs of its dangerous lava flows reveal how the channels of molten rock changed over time.

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Big Island’s Kilauea volcano began erupting on May 3, 2018, blasting scorching hot lava across the so-called Lower East Rift Zone.

Over the course of the month channels of lava wreaked havoc across the island as the molten rock pushed north and east from Leilani to Kapoho.

Aerial time-lapse photographs of the Hawaii volcano taken by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite track the lava’s growing path across Big Island.

The two stunning birds-eye view images were taken just 15 days apart on May 23 and June 7

The ESA said: “Copernicus Sentinel-2 images from May 23 and June 7, 2018, show changes in lava flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.

“It is estimated that around 600 homes have been destroyed in one of the volcano’s most destructive eruptions in modern times.

“According to Hawaii County Mayor, Harry Kim, Kilauea has never destroyed so many homes in such a short time.

“It is one of five volcanoes on the Big Island and is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.”

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