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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03511

An en-echelon fissure near the Pauahi Crater parking lot on the upper East Rift Zone formed a “curtain of fire” (lava fountaining) on 16 November 1979. The eruption ended the following day, after producing lava flows across the Chain of Craters Road and moving about 500 m downslope west of the road into Pauahi Crater. Photo by Bob Decker, 1979 (U.S. Geological Survey).

An en-echelon fissure near the Pauahi Crater parking lot on the upper East Rift Zone formed a “curtain of fire” (lava fountaining) on 16 November 1979. The eruption ended the following day, after producing lava flows across the Chain of Craters Road and moving about 500 m downslope west of the road into Pauahi Crater.

Photo by Bob Decker, 1979 (U.S. Geological Survey).

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


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