Kīlauea Volcano — Halema`uma`u Explosion (June 6)

Plume from crater

Detailed Description

On June 6, at 4:07 p.m. HST, an explosion within Halema‘uma‘u sent an ash and gas plume to a height of about 10,000 feet above sea level. The explosion released energy equivalent to that of a magnitude-5.6 earthquake; a result of the explosion-related energy release was ground shaking felt throughout the summit area. This plume is typical of those produced by the larger explosions that have occurred at Kīlauea's summit.

Details

Image Dimensions: 5472 x 3648

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US