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.


Image Dimensions: 5472 x 3648

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US