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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03454

Explosions like this can occur when lava flows enter the ocean. This photo, taken along the Kalapana ocean entry point on 27 November 1989, documents a common occurrence during the East Rift Zone eruption that began in 1983 and ended in 2018. Photo by J.D. Griggs, 1989 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Explosions like this can occur when lava flows enter the ocean. This photo, taken along the Kalapana ocean entry point on 27 November 1989, documents a common occurrence during the East Rift Zone eruption that began in 1983 and ended in 2018.

Photo by J.D. Griggs, 1989 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: lava | lava water interaction


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