Kīlauea Volcano — Documenting Fissure 8 Activity

Geologist looks at fissure 8 through a camera

Detailed Description

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geology field crews maintain watch over the eruptive activity in the lower East Rift Zone and at Kīlauea's summit. Here, a geologist documents the behavior of lava as it exits the Fissure 8 cone. Lava enters the upper channel traveling as fast as 30 km/hour (18 mi/hour).


Image Dimensions: 3264 x 2448

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US