Kīlauea Volcano — Aerial View of Ground Crack

Aerial view looking at a roadway with major cracks across it.

Detailed Description

Aerial view of ground cracks on Pohoiki Road during an overflight of the eruptive fissurearea at about 7 a.m. HST. Cracks continued to open and widen, some with horizontal and vertical offsets, in the area during the past 24 hours. These cracks are caused by the underlying intrusion of magma into the lower East Rift Zone.


Image Dimensions: 2448 x 3264

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US