How fast is lava in Hawaii? : LUSENET : About Hawaii : One Thread

How fast does the lava travel? Some of the pictures on tv make it look like it's moving awful slow and some fast.

-- Val Morim (, January 19, 1999


Lava on the surface usually travels 1-300 yards per hour, but sometimes moves 8-10 miles an hour. Underground tunnels could have lava moving 50+ miles per hour.

-- Roy Inouye (, January 19, 1999.

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