Is the current summit eruption a return to Kīlauea's past?

Is the current summit eruption a return to Kīlauea Volcano's past? ...

Detailed Description

On November 5, 1967, a line of vigorous lava fountains erupted on the floor of Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea. Lava soon covered the entire crater floor as volcanic gases billowed skyward (aerial view). Near the center, a pool of molten lava repeatedly overflowed a levee of crusted lava, spilling flows onto the lava-covered crater floor (inset). The 251-day-long eruption ended on July 13, 1968. USGS photos by W. Kinoshita (aerial) and R. Fiske (inset).

Details

Image Dimensions: 3369 x 2290

Date Taken: