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lava fountain

Detailed Description

This lava fountain, which erupted on September 6, 1969, during the Mauna Ulu eruption, was about 540 m (1770 ft) tall. The tephra cone, eventually named Mauna Ulu, can be seen in the fallout area (right of the fountains. in middle of image). It is now a 121 m (397 ft) tall lava shield in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. In the foreground, lava cascades into ‘Ālo‘i crater, where it began to spread across the crater floor (bottom of image).


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