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The center of the lava lake often contains one or several plates, from which cracks seem to radiate. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The center of the lava lake often contains one or several plates, from which cracks seem to radiate. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Copyright: Tom Pfeiffer
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Image found in Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo), Jan 2011: lava surface patterns
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The shapes of the plates on the lake are in constant evolution, a fantastic spectacle to watch for hours! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The shapes of the plates on the lake are in constant evolution, a fantastic spectacle to watch for hours! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Spin web shapes of the surface of the lava lake at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spin web shapes of the surface of the lava lake at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The fountains on the lava lake are caused by degassing, the release of hot gasses that rise from the magma chambers. The gasses are the main engine of the lake, providing just the right amount of heat energy to keep the lake stable and liquid. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The fountains on the lava lake are caused by degassing, the release of hot gasses that rise from the magma chambers. The gasses are the main engine of the lake, providing...
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Glowing ropy pahoehoe lava from Kilauea volcano (Hawaii) at night (Mar 2017).
This type of lava texture is commonly found on the Hawaiian shield volcanoes which produce vast lava flow fields of relatively fluid basalt lava. Kilauea volcano is the best location to observe this fascinating type of lava in activity from close.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing ropy pahoehoe lava from Kilauea volcano (Hawaii) at night (Mar 2017).
This type of lava texture is commonly found on the Hawaiian shield volcanoes which pro...
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An isolated fountain breaks the sub-concentric arrangements of small plates on the lava lake crust. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An isolated fountain breaks the sub-concentric arrangements of small plates on the lava lake crust. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo), Jan 2011: lava surface patterns
Erosion gullies converging towards one of the major drainage canyongs out of the caldera to the west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erosion gullies converging towards one of the major drainage canyongs out of the caldera to the west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Vanuatu May 2009: Ambrym caldera
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Abstract patterns on the surface of the lava lake  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Abstract patterns on the surface of the lava lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The crust is so thin it is easily torn apart. At such "rift zones", the exposed hot interior of the lake quickly cools to form a new plate. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The crust is so thin it is easily torn apart. At such "rift zones", the exposed hot interior of the lake quickly cools to form a new plate. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Ripple patterns on shallow flowing water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ripple patterns on shallow flowing water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Vanuatu May 2009: colors
Small amounts of volcanic gas, visible as bluish sulphur dioxide, escape from the "plate boundaries". (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small amounts of volcanic gas, visible as bluish sulphur dioxide, escape from the "plate boundaries". (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Image found in Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo), Jan 2011: lava surface patterns
Warm spring water seeps out from the volcanic sand near sea level and creates a bizarre miniature landscape of canyons and stream valleys.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Warm spring water seeps out from the volcanic sand near sea level and creates a bizarre miniature landscape of canyons and stream valleys. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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