Throwing stuff in lava and watching them disappear right in front of your eyes will probably never get old. It’s something that has likely been done ever since man came across lava, and wouldn’t it be an excellent way if we could somehow use the lave lakes to destroy natural waste materials. Besides being a cheap way to naturally recycle stuff it would definitely be a lot of fun for people to try and watch.
Well, the latest victim of the newly erupted Hawaiian lava flow is a GoPro from the tech world, whose indestructibility has been the company’s slogan ever since they were put on sale. According to an article published on PetaPixel, one such camera appears to have withstood the 1.000°C (1,832°F) Hawaiian lava. I don’t think I have ever heard of any similar objects that have ever achieved this, if you know one let us know in the comments.
Erik Storm, who is the lead guide of Hawaii Kilauea Eco-Guides, came up with a great idea which he thought would entertain tourist visiting the Kilauea Volcano. Erik recently placed his newly bought GoPro down into a small crevasse hoping to get the full force of crazy lava never seen before. Right after placing the GoPro, lava started to pour down form the above ground and engulfed the camera, which was placed in a protective case all the time.
Watching his camera being swallowed by the viscous lava, he thought maybe it was a bad idea and he wasted a technical marvel for no reason- Nope. Luckily the thickness of the flow meant that the camera wasn’t fully consumed and the camera was partly expunged at the surface.
Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983
This Volcano only makes the news every once in a while, but the volcano has been actively erupting along its East Rift Zone for more than 30 so years. Most of the time activity is low-key, and other times it prompts the evacuation of nearby subdivisions.
Kilauea’s main caldera has a lake of lava that periodically rises to the surface, so it usually gets a lot of attention. The National Park visitor centre and hotel – Volcano House – are on the rim of the caldera. But a smaller cinder cone to the east is where all of the recent action is. Pu`u `O`o formed at the beginning of the 1983 eruption, although the activity has since moved away from the cinder cone along the East Rift Zone.
It’s without any doubt the most active volcano on Earth.
“World’s most active volcano” is hard to objectively measure, but geologists don’t seem to have a problem ranking it at the top. Kilauea’s longest period of inactivity was just 18 years between 1934 and 1952.
Some other volcanoes competing for this title are Mount Etna in Sicily and Mount Sakurajima in Japan.
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Kilauea – Hawaii’s Constantly Erupting Volcano
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