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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03403

Low lava fountains rise above an active lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater on 31 May 1954, near the beginning of a three-day eruption. About a half hour after the start of the eruption lava flows erupted from a fissure that opened across the floor of the Kilauea caldera, ENE of Halema‘uma‘u.  Photo by Jerry Eaton, 1954 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Low lava fountains rise above an active lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater on 31 May 1954, near the beginning of a three-day eruption. About a half hour after the start of the eruption lava flows erupted from a fissure that opened across the floor of the Kilauea caldera, ENE of Halema‘uma‘u.

Photo by Jerry Eaton, 1954 (U.S. Geological Survey).

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