Lava fountains erupting from fissures, Kīlauea, Hawai‘i

Lava fountains erupting from fissures, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i...

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Lava fountains erupt from fissures during the first week of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption south of Pu‘u Kahaualea, approximately 2.4 km (1.5 miles) northeast of where subsequent eruptions built the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. The early fissures cut through old forested lava flows in a remote section of Kīlauea's east rift zone. Note single 'ohi'a tree burning in front of the fissures.


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