Late morning view of Mar. 25, 1984 eruption cloud (steam and volcan...

Late morning view of March 25, 1984 eruption cloud (steam and volca...

Detailed Description

Plume of steam and volcanic gas rises from fissures erupting on the upper northeast rift zone of Manua Loa Volcano. At about 4:30 p.m., lava erupted from a new fissure about 5 to 7 km further down the rift (to the right). This new fissure became the site of all lava production for the remainder of the eruption. The view is NW from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, which is located on the rim of KÄ«lauea Volcano's caldera about 30 km from the summit of Mauna Loa.


Image Dimensions: 3544 x 2355

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