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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03505

An eruption lasting 5 hours took place in the Kaʻū Desert region SW of Kilauea caldera on 31 December 1974, producing lava flows that traveled 12 km SW. This was the first eruption on Kilauea's SW rift zone since the 1920 Mauna Iki eruption.   Photo by Robin Holcomb, 1974 (U.S. Geological Survey).

An eruption lasting 5 hours took place in the Kaʻū Desert region SW of Kilauea caldera on 31 December 1974, producing lava flows that traveled 12 km SW. This was the first eruption on Kilauea's SW rift zone since the 1920 Mauna Iki eruption.

Photo by Robin Holcomb, 1974 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: fissure | lava fountain | gas | gas plume | lava | lava flow


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