Thermal Webcam Footage Shows Formation of Lava Island Following Kilauea Eruption

The formation of a lava island was captured near the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, footage released by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on October 8 showed.

This timelapse footage recorded by a thermal webcam by USGS Volcanoes shows the lava island forming over a one-week period from solidified lava.

According to the Twitter post, the island is visible in dark blue and occurred on the west side of the volcano. “As time goes on, islands re-emerge above the lava lake surface,” the Twitter post said.

The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted on September 29, the first time since May. Credit: USGS Volcanoes via Storyful

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