Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03539
High gas pressure associated with fissure-fed eruptions of basaltic magma produce vigorous lava fountaining that creates a curtain of fire above the eruptive fissure. These fountains, several tens of meters high, occurred during eruptions along the NE rift zone of Mauna Loa on March 25, 1984.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1984.
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