Kīlauea Volcano — Collapse and Dust Rising at Halema`uma`u Crater

Dust rising from a crater after a rock collapse

Detailed Description

At 1:20 PM HST on July 5, a collapse explosion event occurred at Kīlauea's summit. The energy released by the event was equivalent to a M5.2 earthquake. The shaking produced rockfall from Halema‘uma‘u's steep crater walls (brown dust), as viewed from a temporary observation post at Volcano House.


Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US