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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03509

Lava fountains on 30 September 1977 produced lava flows from the Pu`u Kiai vent. The eruption began along the East Rift Zone near Kalalau Crater on 13 September. The eruption ended on 1 October after producing lava flows that traveled 10 km SE to within 1 km of the coastal town of Kalapana. Photo by Peter Lipman, 1977 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Lava fountains on 30 September 1977 produced lava flows from the Pu`u Kiai vent. The eruption began along the East Rift Zone near Kalalau Crater on 13 September. The eruption ended on 1 October after producing lava flows that traveled 10 km SE to within 1 km of the coastal town of Kalapana.

Photo by Peter Lipman, 1977 (U.S. Geological Survey).

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


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