Kilauea caldera, Hawaii 2005

Childs, Iraphne R. (1982) Kilauea caldera, Hawaii 2005. [Image]

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Kilauea volcano, 1250m (4090ft) is the youngest and most active of Hawaii's volcanoes. It can be studied and observed up close in relative safety in the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park, Puna district, approx. 48 km from the city of Hilo. Kilauea erupted almost continuously during the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. Since January 1983 eruptive activity has been continuous along Kilauea's East Rift Zone, making it the world's longest erupting volcano. This image is a view of Kilauea caldera and Halemaumau pit crater from the Volcano House, an old-style hotel perched on the crater rim. The lower slopes of Mauna Loa can be seen in the distance in the right of the image.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: 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
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