Sunday, March 6, 2011

Full Video : Hawaii World's Wildest Volcano Erupts What Happened at This Hot Family Vacation Spot

One of Hawaii’s hot spots just got a whole lot hotter, literally. Over the weekend the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island spewed volcanic lava a stunning 65-feet into the air.

The volcano is located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and has been a popular tourist destination for adventurers and families for years.

With multiple tours and camping nearby.The word Pahoehoe (pronounced Pa-hoi-hoi) rolls off the tongue in the same fashion that it flows out of the volcano. It is smooth, and as the surface cools it forms ropy swirls and smooth hills.

Pahoehoe flows slowly and steadily forward using bulbous toes to lead the way. As the toe (lobe) cools, it creates a thin layer. The hot lava continues to advance by breaking through the layer.

The unique cracking sound of the cooled crust popping off often bewilders first time visitors. The surface texture of pahoehoe flows can vary greatly. The viscous nature of pahoehoe makes it the perfect medium to create a variety of designs in the cooled lava.

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