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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03406

Lava flows from the 1955 eruption low on the East Rift Zone of Kilauea destroyed 15 houses on the outskirts of Kapoho village. The main part of the village was not impacted, only to be destroyed by another eruption five years later.  Photo by Jerry Eaton. 1955 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Lava flows from the 1955 eruption low on the East Rift Zone of Kilauea destroyed 15 houses on the outskirts of Kapoho village. The main part of the village was not impacted, only to be destroyed by another eruption five years later.

Photo by Jerry Eaton. 1955 (U.S. Geological Survey).

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