Kīlauea Volcano — Fissure 8

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View of fissure 8 cone

Detailed Description

Fissure 8 produces a lava fountain that pulses to heights of 55 to 60 m (185 to 200 ft). Spattering has built a cinder cone that partially encircles fissure 8, now 51 m (170 ft) tall at its highest point. The steam in the foreground is the result of heavy morning rain falling on warm (not hot) tephra (lava fragments).


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US