Hawaii’s Volcano Kilauea Erupted In 2018 And The Island’s Freshwater Lake Became Molten Rock

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It was 10:00 a.m. on June 2, 2018. Reports were coming in that the lava flowing from Hawaii’s latest major volcanic eruption had reached the shore of Green Lake. Green Lake had itself been formed some 400 years previously by volcanic activity. But what impact would this latest eruption have on the lake? Only time would tell.

Green Lake, called Ka Wai o Pele in the Hawaiian language, was formed sometime in the early 17th century. It appeared in a volcanic crater called Kapoho, which was left by the eruption of Green Mountain, and at its deepest, it was filled by 200 feet of water.

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