Kīlauea Volcano — Lava from Fissure 20 Enters a Crack

Aerial view of lava entering a crack in the ground

Detailed Description

Lava from the eastern channel of the Fissure 20 complex flows into a crack in the ground. The crack opened in the early morning hours of May 20, 2018. Prior to opening, lavawas flowing vigorously down a channel. After the crack formed, the lava began pouring into the ground.


Image Dimensions: 3264 x 2448

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US