September 14, 2023 — Lava flows from the talus slope on Kīlauea's downdropped block
The far eastern end of the fissure system that opened in Kīlauea caldera on September 10, 2023, was in a talus slope at the eastern end of the downdropped block. The vents associated with this part of the fissure produced weak lava fountaining that did not last long. The lava cascaded down and covers the blocks that make up the talus slope. USGS photo by D. Downs.