Kilauea: Mountain of Fire
Video: Song of the Volcano

Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, sings a continuous chorus beneath the surface of the Earth. Geophysicist Milton Garces uses infrasonic recording technology to listen in on activity in Kilauea’s lava tubes.

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  • Maya

    Hey this is pretty cool but scary! I bet it was so cool to see this volcano explode!!!!

  • Suzanne

    Thank you for sharing this, it was really neat to hear!

  • Rupertsland

    I really enjoyed this program. One of the best.

    The “Song of the Volcano” segment reminded me of the November 2002 NOVA special, “Volcano’s Deadly Warning” (see http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/volcano/chouet.html), which featured Bernard Chouet’s method for predicting eruptions by listening to a volcano. But there is a difference. Chouet’s method uses seismology, whereas Milton Garces listens to the actual sound produced by a volcano.

    Has anyone considered using BOTH methods simultaneously to correlate infrasonic technology with seismic events beneath volcanoes?

  • Ethan

    is there any way to get that audio file?

  • elizabeth knappert

    is there a recording of Pele we can listen to, I mean, Really listen to just her?

  • Emma

    I second Ethan’s comment! I could not believe my ears when Garces played what was recorded. You should make a CD of this, I would happily buy it!

  • Jaila Hansen

    So moved to hear these volcanic songs. I would love to be able to have a copy of the music. Any opportunity to do so? Thanks for your reply.

  • marilena

    los hombres piensan que son muy importantes en el planeta y no se dan cuenta de cómo la naturaleza grande y hermoso, con su fuerza natural en un mundo en constante evolución repertagem hermosa …

  • Oksana Yonan

    An absolute joy to hear. Thanks for the opportunity. I share with others the desire that a CD recording be release for ongoing enjoyment. Good work. A scientist using his imagination.

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  • Vestidos de 15 años

    This is unbeliavable! Those audios should be used to create new sounds for songs:) Hope never to see myself in the middle of an active volcano.

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    wow awesome shots, beautiful video, thanks for sharing I learned more about the volcano

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