fissures were characterized by low eruption rates

fissures were characterized by low eruption rates

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During the first two weeks of KÄ«lauea Volcano's 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption, fissures were characterized by low eruption rates and small flows. This was because the erupted lava originated from pockets of cooler, less fluid magma stored in the rift zone. Later fissures erupted hotter, more fluid magma, resulting in higher eruption rates and large, fast-moving lava flows, like that erupted from the fissure 8 cone (lower right), shown here on July 29, 2018.

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Image Dimensions: 2400 x 1800

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Location Taken: US