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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03440

Kilauea Iki crater in the foreground was the site of a major eruption in 1959. The crater is in Kilauea's East Rift Zone and is seen here from the east with snow-capped Mauna Loa in the background. Gases rise from the Kilauea caldera to the left.  Photo by Richard Fiske, 1967 (Smithsonian Institution).

Kilauea Iki crater in the foreground was the site of a major eruption in 1959. The crater is in Kilauea's East Rift Zone and is seen here from the east with snow-capped Mauna Loa in the background. Gases rise from the Kilauea caldera to the left.

Photo by Richard Fiske, 1967 (Smithsonian Institution).

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