Explosion at Halema‘uma‘u as seen from Uēkahuna Bluff, at Kīlauea, ...

Explosion at Halemaumau as seen from Uēkahuna Bluff, at Kīlauea Vol...

Detailed Description

Eight persons, including newspaper and movie men observing the scene at Halema‘uma‘u, were caught in a rain of hot rocks from this explosion. The rocks emitted hissing sounds as hot gas, mainly steam, escaped from them. Park superintendent Thomas Boles was knocked down twice by this bombardment.


Image Dimensions: 2763 x 1980

Date Taken:


HVO photo courtesy of Bishop Museum