Lava flows, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1980

Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Lava flows, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1980. [Image]

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The island of Hawaii (the "Big Island") is the location of the currently active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea.The Hawaiian lavas are of two distinct forms, although chemically they are the same: a'a (viscous, rough) and Pahoehoe (smooth, ropy, billowy). This image shows a mixture of a'a and pahoehoe from the eruption of Mauma Ulu vent on the flank of Kilauea volcano. Mauna Ulu erupted between 1969-1974, cutting the Chain of Craters road as it cascaded down Holei Pali (cliff), a 1000ft escarpment on its way to the south-east Puna coast of the island.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: lavas; cliffs
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionPlace
United States of AmericaHawaiiKilauea volcano
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