Kīlauea Volcano — Halema`uma`u Crater Collapse (June 23, 2018)

Crater view

Detailed Description

On June 23, 2018 at 4:32 p.m. HST after approximately 17 hours of elevated seismicity, a collapse explosion occurred at the summit if Kīlauea. The energy released by the event was equivalent to a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. During the intense shaking, rockfalls cascaded down the northern margin of the caldera wall just below Uwēkahuna Bluff sending rock dust into the air.


Image Dimensions: 4254 x 2304

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US