People dieYesterday 80 Hawaiian warriors died while a stream-deiven explosive eruption occured. In the past a photographer died by a boulder during an explosive eruption, but no researchers/scientists have died, luckily. However, a geologist was burned when a lava levy on which he was stnding gave way. Later he recovered. In 1993 a visitor died in a bench collapse.
Information of KilaueaWe have had a lot of questions about Kilauea - How fast does lava flow? Well, lava moves very slowly. Lava in tubes flows about 3 feet per second.
Killauea will never explode like Mount St. Helens. Mt. St. Helens had far more viscous lava. Kilauea is one of the youngest volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands. About 90 per cent of Kilauea's land surface is less than 1,100 years old. The oldest rocks are about 22,000 years old.
For more information on Kilauea, go to Volcano World.
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