There has been a steady flow of photos and footage from Hawaii’s Mt. Kilauea since it erupted a few days ago, but this time-lapse video is probably one of the most intense we’ve seen so far. Taken by WXChasing, it shows slow-moving lava slowly devouring a Ford Mustang parked on the side of the street.
One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea in Hawaii’s Big Island, erupted on Thursday. The eruption is threatening hundreds of homes, as molten lava is bursting from fissures that opened in the Leilani Estates. Mick Kalber has filmed the eruption from a helicopter. It shows the biggest fissure eruption he has seen so far: it is impressive, but at the same time truly heartbreaking.
Kīlauea is an active shield volcano in Hawaii. It is the most active of five which make up the island. During a flyover by with Paradise Helicopters, documentary maker Mick Kalber captured what can only be described as a giant smiley. It appears that nature is not without a sense of humour.
The volcano is somewhere between 300,000 and 600,000 years old. It emerged above sea level around 100,000 years ago. Its name literally means “spewing” in the Hawaiian language, referring to its frequent outpouring of lava. As a result of this spewing, the sight disappeared a few moments later.