THEMATIC VOLCANO PHOTO GALLERY:
- Lava benches -
Old lava benches form the shoreline of Hawaii.
A lava bench is a platform formed by new lava flows that extends the old
shoreline; in particular, this can be observed on Hawaii at Kilauea
volcano during times when lava is entering the ocean, forming new land.
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