Kilauea Lava flow, Hawaii 1980

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

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Kilauea volcano, 1250m (4090ft) high 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 Hilo. Since January 1983 eruptive activity has been continuous along the east rift zone, making Kilauea the world's longest erupting volcano. The basaltic Hawaiian lavas have two distinct forms, although chemically they are the same: a'a (viscous, rough) and pahoehoe (smooth, ropy, billowy).This image is a close-up of recent (1980 when the photograph was taken) pahoehoe lava cascading down a slope, showing its metallic-looking surface.

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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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