Lava Flow From Fissure Eruption on Kilauea Volcano's East Rift Zone

Image: Lava Flow From Fissure Eruption on Kilauea Volcano's East Rift Zone

Detailed Description

A new fissure eruption in September 2011 on the east flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō on Kīlauea Volcano's east rift zone reminds us of the need to be aware of our ever-changing volcanic environment on Hawai‘i Island. The fissure—the source of the lava flow—is shown in this image. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone and crater are in the background. Aerial view is to the southwest.

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Image Dimensions: 4752 x 3168

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Location Taken: Kilauea Volcano, HI, US