Kīlauea's 1968 Hi‘iaka Crater eruption was a ground-breaking event

Kīlauea's 1968 Hi‘iaka Crater eruption was a ground-breaking (lite...

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Kīlauea's August 1968 eruption began in Hi‘iaka Crater but soon migrated down the northern part of the volcano's east rift zone. A month after the eruption ended, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists investigated the aftermath of a still-fuming fissure that erupted in dense forest about 5 km (3 mi) northeast of the crater.

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