Monday, June 11

Gone in 98 minutes:.Lava boils away largest freshwater lake on Hawaii's Big Island

By Mike Moffitt
Updated 11:27 am, Monday, June 11, 2018
Green Lake, the largest freshwater lake on Hawaii's Big Island, has completely disappeared, another victim of the Kilauea volcano, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Lava from Fissure 8 begin pouring into the lake on June 2, turning it into a roiling cauldron. A thick, white plume of water vapor billowed hundreds of feet over the lake. It took only an hour and half for the molten rock to evaporate the entire body of water, which was about 200 feet deep.
[shaking her head] Wow. 

See the report at SFGate for awe-inspiring photos of the current volcanic activity on the Big Island and a video showing the power and speed of the lava. 


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