Fissures erupting in Kīlauea Iki on Nov. 14, 1959, Kīlauea

Fissures erupting in Kīlauea Iki on November 14, 1959, at 10:30 p.m...

Detailed Description

This view from the present-day Kīlauea Iki overlook (called Byron Ledge overlook in 1959) shows the maximum development of the erupting fissures in the south wall of the crater about 2.5 hours after the eruption started. The bright specks on the flows in the bottom of crater are burning trees. Within the next 24 hours, activity gradually stopped at all vents except one, which remained the sole vent for the rest of the eruption.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 500

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