Single lava fountain sends flows into east crater of Kīlauea Iki

Single lava fountain sends flows into east crater of Kīlauea Iki, K...

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By nightfall on November 15, only a single vent was active, located on the crater wall about 20 m (66 ft) above the smaller west crater of Kīlauea Iki. Lava poured through a breach in the spatter rampart below the lava fountain and cascaded down the crater wall to join a narrow channel that led to the larger east crater, which was 85 m (280 ft) lower than the west crater. The lava fountain was consistently reaching heights of 45-60 m (150-195 ft). Photo taken at 1500 hrs on November 16, 1959.

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