Halemaumau pit crater, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1982

Childs, Iraphne R. (1982) Halemaumau pit crater, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1982. [Image]

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Halemaumau pit is the central depression of Kilauea volcano's crater. The crater was a boiling lava lake between 1823-1924. Hawaiian legend has it that this crater is the home of the Goddess of fire, Pele, and ceremonial hula is performed regularly on the crater rim. The latest eruption at Halemaumau was in 2008 and in 2011-2012 Halemaumau's lava lake was rising.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: volcanoes; volcanic craters; lava
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
United StatesHawaiiHawaii Volcanoes National ParkKilauea Volcano
URI: http://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au/id/eprint/326
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