Kīlauea's Deadly 1790 Eruption

Kīlauea Volcano's Deadly 1790 Eruption...

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Footprints made in muddy ash during Kīlauea's 1790 eruption are reminders that people experienced the largest explosive eruption in Hawai‘i in 1,000 years. More than 80, and possibly several hundred, people were killed by the eruption soon after the footprints were made. USGS photo by Don Swanson.


Image Dimensions: 331 x 288

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