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New 1994 Footage of Kilauea Erupting… The Best I’ve Ever Seen

This Footage was taken in 1994:

Molten lava mixes with seawater, producing spectacular fountains of spatter, and fascinating bubble bursts. The bubbles stretch and rapidly cool, forming Peles Hair and Limu o Pele.

Videographer: JJ. Camera with telephoto lens was set up far away to capture footage from this rare and short-lived event. Current conditions are very different; visitors & scientists must remain in government-designated areas to view lava safely…

Learn more about the formation of volcanic littoral cones: http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/~csav/gallery/littoral.php

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB7Vqynn3YA&hl=en_US&fs=1&]

It really get’s good around 3 minute 20 second spot