Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03505
An eruption lasting 5 hours took place in the Kaʻū Desert region SW of Kīlauea caldera on 31 December 1974, producing lava flows that traveled 12 km SW. This was the first eruption on Kīlauea's SW rift zone since the 1920 Mauna Iki eruption.
Photo by Robin Holcomb, 1974 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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