It's an extraordinary time on Kīlauea!

It's an extraordinary time on Kīlauea Volcano! ...

Detailed Description

On the morning of May 9, 2018, a large rockfall in "Overlook crater" within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea triggered a gas-driven explosion that sent an ash plume several thousand feet skyward. Phreatic (steam-driven) explosions can create larger ash plumes; the 1924 explosions sent ash plumes up to 20,000 feet high. USGS photo.


Image Dimensions: 2188 x 2450

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