Chain of craters road, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1980

Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Chain of craters road, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii 1980. [Image]

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Chain of craters road winds 32km down the southern slopes of Kilauea volcano, (1250m; 4090ft), the youngest and most active of Hawaii's volcanoes. The road passes by several older small craters and across lava fields of various ages. The road access comes to an abrupt end on the southeast Puna coast at the latest lava flow from Kilauea's East Rift Zone which cut the road. The basaltic Hawaiian lavas have two distinct forms, although chemically they are the same: aa (viscous, rough) and pahoehoe (smooth, ropy, billowy).This image shows a mixture of aa and pahoehoe flows with the Mauna Ulu vent which erupted between 1969-1974 on the horizon.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: 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 States of AmericaHawaiiHawaii Volcanoes National ParkKilauea Volcano
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