Electric Bolt Blasts Inside Lava Plume #2 IMG# 0098
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In a stunning display of awesome power, massive volumes of molten lava pours into the Pacific Ocean and instantly explodes resulting in tremendous heat, steam, sulfur gas, glass particles, rock, black sand -- and rarely, a lightning bolt within the raging plume seen here as a violet color above the lava showers.
Photo taken at the official Hawaii State Civil Defense lava viewing area on the Big Island, July 2008
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