Aerial view of Kīlauea September 1982 lava flow

Color photograph of lava flows

Detailed Description

During a helicopter overflight of Kīlauea summit on the morning of November 16, 2021, this aerial view (looking southwest) of the lava flow erupted in September 1982 was captured. The September 1982 lava flow exited Kīlauea summit caldera through a narrow gap, visible near the center of the photo. The narrow lava flow, which is a reflective black color in the photo, then flowed southwest over a portion of the September 1971 Kīlauea lava flow (the duller black lava flow visible in the center right part of the photo). In the background of the photo, the Koa‘e Fault Zone is seen as a series of mostly parallel lines disrupting the landscape in the distance. USGS photo by N. Deligne


Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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Location Taken: US