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Photo of fiery bubble that stretches 65 feet in the air stuns the internet

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Photo of fiery bubble that stretches 65 feet in the air stuns the internet

A red-hot bubble was caught on camera spewing out steaming hot lava 65 feet in the air -- and the internet wants to know more. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) shared the picture on "Throwback Thursday" to highlight a "rare" lava-dome fountain that was spotted in Hawaii on October 11, 1969. "Dome fountain of episode 10, October 10–13, 1969, eruption of Kilauea Volcano," USGS tweeted. "Symmetrical dome fountains such as this are rare." Lava domes -- or volcanic domes -- vary in size and shape. They can reach up to 1,640 feet high, but typically stay within ranges of...

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Everything You Need To Know About The Lava Flow in Hawaii

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Everything You Need To Know About The Lava Flow in  Hawaii

What happens when hot liquid earth rolls through a residential area? The rural town of Pahoa, on Hawaii's Big Island, is about to find out. Here's everything you need to know about the slow-moving lava flow currently threatening Pahoa. Pahoa Village, The Town At Risk Situated on the East Rift Zone of Hawaii Island's Kilauea volcano, this quiet town is home to about 800 people. Members of this close-knit community live primarily off solar energy and water catchment. Lava flows are a part of Pahoa's history. "About 350 years ago the north side of Pahoa was flooded by lava flow,...

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