Kīlauea Volcano — Kapoho Crater

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Aerial of lava flow

Detailed Description

View of the partially filled Kapoho Crater (center) and the open lava channel where it makes a 90-degree turn around the crater. The open channel no longer directly enters the ocean. Lava flows freely through the channel only to the southern edge of Kapoho Crater (left side of image). Clearly, lava moves into and through the molten core of the thick ‘a‘ā flow across a broad area from both the sides and end of the channel.


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US