Hotspot volcanoes

Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes

By Jason R. Patton, Ph.D., Ross Stein, Ph.D., and Volkan Sevilgen, M.Sc. At 12:46 p.m. HST, a robust, reddish-brown ash plume column occurred after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the southern flank of Kilauea rocked the Big Island of Hawaii. (USGS HVO) Earthquakes and eruptions in Hawai’i Over the past week, there has been a […]