Unique, lava-fueled thunderstorm produces 1 200 lightning strikes, Kilauea

Unique, lava-fueled thunderstorm produces 1 200 lightning strikes, Kilauea

Posted by TW on July 04, 2018 in categories Featured articles, Volcanoes, Weather phenomena

Unique, lava-fueled thunderstorm produces 1 200 lightning strikes, Kilauea

A lava-fueled thunderstorm over active lava fields in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii produced about 1 200 lightning strikes within just 7 hours on July 2, 2018, NWS said.

According to West Hawaii Today, spokeswoman for Mayor Harry Kim said that the county ‘got calls galore from people’ concerning the intense thunderstorm, which was centered largely over fissure 8 in Leilani Estates, with lightning strikes also occurring along the 13 km long (8 miles) lava channel from the active fissure to the lava ocean entry at Kapoho.

https://watchers.news/2018/07/04/unique-lava-fueled-thunderstorm-produces-1-200-lightning-strikes-kilauea/

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