Scientists study lava for clues to how volcano will behave

Associated Press

Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea volcano Tuesday in lower Puna.

PAHOA — Whether spewing from the ground in red plumes or crawling in a fiery blob across neighborhoods, lava from the Kilauea volcano has produced the most arresting images of the recent eruption. But not all lava is created equal, and the differences could offer hints about the volcano’s behavior.