• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Mauna Ulu Virtual Hike - Stop 2

The earth opened up, and lava burst forth to herald the arrival of Pele, the Hawaiian volcano deity.
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Did You Know?

`a`a flowing over an older flow of pahoehoe.

The two types of Hawaiian lava differ in appearance but are chemically alike. Pahoehoe has a smoother and ropey surface where a`a is jagged and clinkery.