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Kīlauea Volcano — Fissure 8 Lava Channel

Detailed Description

Early morning view of the open lava channelbeginning about 5 km (3.1 miles) from Fissure 8. The channel bends 90 degrees to the south (right) on the far side of Kapoho Crater (cone in middle) and continues to the ocean where the steam plume is visible in middle right. Somewhat cooled (dark) crusts on the lava flowsurface are visible in the central part of the flow, contrasting with the incandescent edges in the early morning light.


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