“Lava Rapids” Are Flowing Across Hawaii’s Big Island At 15 MPH

What we are witnessing right now in Hawaii is absolutely unprecedented.

The lava just keeps coming, and there are on indications that the lava flow is going to stop any time soon…

Lava flowing out a part of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is creating rapids as it joins a larger river of lava.

A video published by the United States Geological Survey shows lava leaving a vent, traveling at about 15 miles per hour and traveling over “cascades” or “rapids.”

The video was taken on Sunday at the 8th of 24 fissures, which is located in the lower east rift zone near Leilani Estates.

For the record, the fastest speed that any human has ever run at the Olympics is 27.8 miles per hour, but most people cannot possibly keep up a pace of 15 miles per hour for very long at all.