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Geology of Kilauea

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Lava Flows and Lava Tubes on Kīlauea
with Matt Patrick - Geologist, USGS - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
length - 00:04:13
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Formation of Kilauea Caldera and its Violent Past
with Don Swanson - Geologist, USGS - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
length - 00:04:05
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Deformation on Kilauea
with Mike Poland - Geophysicist, USGS - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
length - 00:05:43
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Did You Know?

'Ama`u fern frond unfurling.

The young fronds of the `ama`u fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) often emerge red to block harmful rays from the sun. They gradually turn green with age.