Kilauea

Most Active Volcano

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Fiery eruptions are common at Kilauea, a volcano on the southwestern edge of the Big Island of Hawaii.  Kilauea has had 55 eruptive episodes since 1983.  It typically produces 10 million cubic feet of lava every day.

http://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C4%ABlauea

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Image courtesy of Debbi Sinclair, GVCC.  My husband and I visited the Big Island in December of 2009.  The volcano was flowing, but no one was allowed near it.  The closest spot was from a lava flow hike with a view a couple miles away.  The best time to go was at dusk so we could see the glow.  But the real show was the plumes of steam coming from the ocean as the lava flowed into it.