Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03537
An en-echelon fissure cuts through Pohaku Hanalei, a pre-existing cinder cone on the NE rift zone of Mauna Loa volcano, at dawn on March 25, 1984, during the opening hours of the 1984 eruption. A line of lava fountains feeds incandescent lava flows that are diverted around the old cone and cover almost the entire field of view in this west-looking photo. A 2-km-long curtain of fire between about 3400 and 3470 m altitude was active on the morning of March 25, producing lava fountains 10-50 m high.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1984.
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