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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03519

An `a`a lava flow, with a characteristic surface containing abundant angular chunks as it cools, advancing across a smooth-textured pahoehoe lava flow. The hot, incandescent flow interior is visible. The front of this 3 June 1994 flow at Laeapuki, near the Puna coast of Kilauea volcano, is about 1 m thick.  Photo by Paul Kimberly, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).

An `a`a lava flow, with a characteristic surface containing abundant angular chunks as it cools, advancing across a smooth-textured pahoehoe lava flow. The hot, incandescent flow interior is visible. The front of this 3 June 1994 flow at Laeapuki, near the Puna coast of Kilauea volcano, is about 1 m thick.

Photo by Paul Kimberly, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: lava flow | eruption | basalt | `a`a | pahoehoe | lava


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