Watch this time-lapse video of lava engulfing a Ford Mustang in Hawaii

May 8, 2018

Chad Verzosa

Chad Verzosa is a freelance writer and photographer currently based in Florida. When not traveling, he likes to spend his time printing pictures in the darkroom.

Watch this time-lapse video of lava engulfing a Ford Mustang in Hawaii

May 8, 2018

Chad Verzosa

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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.

Clement Time lapse from dash cam of the wall of lava consuming the Ford Mustang.

Time lapse from dash cam of the wall of lava consuming the Ford Mustang.

Posted by WXChasing on Sunday, May 6, 2018

Among the most active volcanoes in the world, Kilauea has been erupting continuously for more than thirty years with its lava normally flowing underwater straight into the sea. However, the eruption a few days ago opened fissures that destroyed houses in Leilani Estates and surrounding residential areas. So far, almost 2,000 people have been evacuated and National Guard troops have been called in to ensure the safety of the residents.

The lava in the video is from one of the fissures created by the eruption. Although it looks breathtaking, taking photographs in these areas is extremely dangerous. New vents could easily appear any time and they can be deadly. The footage was taken by professional storm chaser Brandon Clement. You can see more amazing footage like from him on his Facebook page, Youtube, and Instagram.

Here’s another video taken by Clement of lava slowly crushing a gate:

Clement Unfortunately locking the lava in with a gate doesn't work either. More incredible video from today.

Unfortunately locking the lava in with a gate doesn't work either. More incredible video from today.

Posted by WXChasing on Monday, May 7, 2018

 

As Kilauea continues its destruction across the island of Pahoa, we wouldn’t be surprised if we see more footage and photos of lava destroying property.

[via WXChasing]

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12 responses to “Watch this time-lapse video of lava engulfing a Ford Mustang in Hawaii”

  1. Martin Gillette Avatar
    Martin Gillette

    If you had a car parked in the path of lava, why wouldn’t you move it. I mean lava moves a bit slower than a Mustang.

    1. David Sargent Avatar
      David Sargent

      Because evacs need to happen fast.

    2. Martin Gillette Avatar
      Martin Gillette

      I guess, but it seems like it would happen faster in the car driving away.. I mean there are people taking photos and video of the very slow moving lava. You could walk away from that.

    3. Kacie Anne de Wit Avatar
      Kacie Anne de Wit

      There’s many reasons why a car could be left out there. Ran out of gas during the evac, couldn’t start, had car issues.

      1. aleroe Avatar
        aleroe

        Owner wanted to collect insurance. :-)

    4. Martin Gillette Avatar
      Martin Gillette

      I think I could walk to the gas station and back before lava got to my car. But Jan Leah makes a good point.

    5. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
      Adrian J Nyaoi

      If it is moved, there wouldn’t be this time lap and you wouldn’t be commenting

    6. Wouter Anquer Avatar
      Wouter Anquer

      Not this model. Lava will outrun it any time.

    7. Aaron Hoffman Avatar
      Aaron Hoffman

      That person was done driving the mustang and can now file an insurance claim, putting them well on their way to a new car.

      1. Joe Freedom Avatar
        Joe Freedom

        You clearly have never used insurance to replace a car. You never get what they are worth.

    8. Kriztoper Avatar
      Kriztoper

      I don’t think that’s his car.

  2. John Regan Avatar
    John Regan

    All points well made. Sorry about the car loss, but at least it wasn’t a Camaro.