Stunning images show geologists collecting lava from inside live Hawaiian volcanoes, benefiting humanity, however likewise putting themselves in damages method.
Working for the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the geologists are collecting the lava to assist comprehend “what’s going on in a volcano’s magma chambers,” inning accordance with the USGS site. The USGS kept in mind that if there is more magnesium than there is lava, the hotter the lava is.
The images were taken by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) in Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, 2 of Hawaii’s most widely known volcanoes.
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“HVO geologists also collect oblique aerial photographs and infrared images of lava flows during helicopter missions, and then use computer software to stitch them together to form large mosaics,” an HVO representative informed SWNS.
The representative included that the maps of the infrared images “provide remarkable ‘pictures’ of the many surface breakouts on an active flow, which allows better analysis of current flow behavior, as well as recent history and future advance of the flow.”
There are 6 active volcanoes in Hawaii, all with distinct qualities. Kīlauea is the youngest and most active volcano on the Island of Hawaii, having actually emerged practically constantly considering that1983 Mauna Loa is the biggest volcano on Earth and has actually emerged 33 times considering that 1843, most just recently in 1984 for a duration of 22 days.
Hual ālai is the 3rd most active volcano on the Island of Hawai’ i, however it has just emerged 3 times in the past 1,000 years and 8 times in the past 1,500 years. It most just recently emerged in1801 Mauna Kea is the greatest volcano on the Island of Hawaii and most just recently emerged in between 4,500 and 6,000 years back. It is partly covered by glaciers, making it the just recognized Hawaiian volcano to have this particular.
Lō’ ihi is the just recognized active Hawaiian submarine volcano and most just recently emerged in 1996 throughout an earthquake. The top is roughly 3,179 ft. listed below water level.
Located on the Island of Maui, Haleakal ā, most just recently emerged in between 400 and 600 years back and has actually had at least 10 eruptions in the past 1,000 years.