Kīlauea Volcano — Leilani Estates Fissure System

Aerial view of fissures

Detailed Description

View of the fissure system in Leilani Estates looking southwest (uprift). Fissure 17 is the lava fountain at bottom of photo, estimated to be about 50 m (164 ft) high with occasional bursts to about 100 m high (328 ft). Fissure 18 is the low fountain left of center feeding a lava flowthat spreads out of view on left (south). Fissure 20 is in middle of photo, also feeding a lavaflow. Note activity further uprift of fissure 20 (field reports suggest that this is fissure 15).


Image Dimensions: 1024 x 1365

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US