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"pointer bomb" dropped on the 1935 Mauna Loa lava flow

1977 (approx.)

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This "pointer bomb," dropped on the 1935 Mauna Loa Humu‘ula lava flow, was found and photographed in 1939 during Thomas Jaggar's post-eruption inspection of the flow, and again in 1977 by now-retired USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Jack Lockwood. This same bomb was recently rediscovered and featured in Hawai‘i media reports.


Public Domain.