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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03434

On 14 August 1971 a “curtain of fire” (a line of lava fountaining) erupted across the floor of Kilauea caldera. The 10-hour eruption was observed by tourists from overlooks along the road around the caldera. The fissure that opened across Halema‘uma‘u crater produced lava flows both on its floor and within the Kilauea caldera on either side. Photo by Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1971.

On 14 August 1971 a “curtain of fire” (a line of lava fountaining) erupted across the floor of Kilauea caldera. The 10-hour eruption was observed by tourists from overlooks along the road around the caldera. The fissure that opened across Halema‘uma‘u crater produced lava flows both on its floor and within the Kilauea caldera on either side.

Photo by Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1971.

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