Kīlauea's 1971 Southwest Rift Zone Eruption: A First in 52 Years

Kīlauea's 1971 Southwest Rift Zone Eruption: A First in 52 Years...

Detailed Description

As erupting fissures migrated down Kīlauea's southwest rift zone in September 1971 for the first time in 52 years, many spectators hiked into the Ka‘ū Desert for a closer view of the rare event. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park rangers patrolled the area on horseback to keep people a safe distance from the lava fountains. Photo courtesy of NPS.

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Image Dimensions: 2734 x 1822

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Location Taken: US