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Kīlauea: Hawaii on Fire 1x54

In 2018 the Kilauea Volcano erupted, obliterating neighborhoods with devastating force and uprooting thousands of local inhabitants. It is Hawaii’s most destructive volcanic eruption in recent memory. How can one of the most beautiful places on Earth suddenly transform into a roaring inferno, sputtering molten lava and bombs of volcanic rock the size of refrigerators? On the ground in the early days of the eruption, NOVA joins scientists and residents alike on a breathtaking journey to investigate Kilauea’s recent spike in activity. Along the way, some of Hawaii’s biggest secrets are revealed: Why did these geologically distinctive volcanoes form in the middle of the pacific? How did life establish itself on the remote islands? What does this tell us about how our planet works? And what dangers yet lurk for the local inhabitants of the island paradise?