Kīlauea Volcano — Summit Eruption (May 24, 2018)

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This explosion at Kīlauea Volcano's summit, which occurred just after 6:00 p.m. HST on May 24, 2018, produced an ash cloud that rose to 10,000 feet above sea level. Moderate trade winds were blowing to the southwest at the time, and light ash fell in downwind locations. Earthquakes in the summit area continue at a moderate rate, as does deflation of the summit region, both of which reflect the withdrawal of magma from the summit.


Image Dimensions: 1920 x 1080

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Length: 00:00:37

Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US


Kīlauea Volcano Summit

Explosion from Kīlauea Volcano's Summit Vent

May 24, 2018

~6:00 PM HST