~ Double Lava Plume Funnels ~
This plume is the result of a massive volume of molten lava shooting out of a lava tube that lies within the lava I am standing on while taking this photo.
The lava explodes as it hits the ocean water resulting in tremendous heat, steam, sulfur gas, glass particles, rock and sand. So much turbulence often spawns heat tornadoes or steam devils that look like water spouts. These spouts are about 80 and 120-feet long.
The blackness in the central base of the plume is black sand being instantly created as tons of molten lava meet the ocean.
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