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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03455

Lava fountains along an October 1968 East Rift Zone fissure produce the lava flow in the foreground. From 7 October a series of fissures extended from the E flank of Kane Nui o Hamo to 3.5 km E of Nāpau Crater. The eruption continued until the 21st, covering much of the March 1965 lava flows and again produced lava cascades into Nāpau Crater.  Photo by U.S. Geological Survey, 1968.

Lava fountains along an October 1968 East Rift Zone fissure produce the lava flow in the foreground. From 7 October a series of fissures extended from the E flank of Kane Nui o Hamo to 3.5 km E of Nāpau Crater. The eruption continued until the 21st, covering much of the March 1965 lava flows and again produced lava cascades into Nāpau Crater.

Photo by U.S. Geological Survey, 1968.

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