Lava Flows Through Forest In Hawaii

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Fissure 21 in the Puna District of Hawaii is currently a cauldron of lava, bubbling up to the surface creating a sea of lava that has swamped woodland. The footage, captured by photographer Joseph Anthony shows trees catching lava that has been projected into the air.

Three weeks after its first eruption, the volcano is still sending waves of lava and plumes of toxic smoke into the air. The volcano is proving to be a bonanza for volcanologists, as it cracks apart at its base and blows periodically at its top to jettison lava and plumes of ash across much of an anxious Big Island. Scientists are studying these oozing fissures, explosive eruptions and magma flow patterns as they happen.

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