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Snapshots

  1. The South Rift - Kilauea

    Snapshot Title: The South Rift - Kilauea
    Taken by: ted Brattstrom

    Image: Kilauea Caldera
    Image Owner: ted Brattstrom



    Description:

    The South Rift Zone of Kilauea starts here as a small crack where lava has emerged from, and as you go farther south, it becomes the "Great Crack". 10 to 20 meters deep 1 to 15 meters across.
    Mauna I...



  2. "14 ton rock" - 1924 eruption

    Snapshot Title: "14 ton rock" - 1924 eruption
    Taken by: ted Brattstrom

    Image: Kilauea Caldera
    Image Owner: ted Brattstrom



    Description:

    This is the "14 ton rock" that was blasted out of Halema'uma'u during the 1924 phreatomagmatic eruption.
    Alas, it landed on a photographer, who died of the injury.



  3. 1982 summit eruption flow

    Snapshot Title: 1982 summit eruption flow
    Taken by: ted Brattstrom

    Image: Kilauea Caldera
    Image Owner: ted Brattstrom



    Description:

    In 1982, just before the current east rift zone eruption, there was a summit eruption that yielded this pahoehoe flow.
    The Crater Rim Drive (currently closed in this area due to "vog") crosses here.
    I...



  4. "Old" Halema'uma'u overlook and webcams

    Snapshot Title: "Old" Halema'uma'u overlook and webcams
    Taken by: ted Brattstrom

    Image: Kilauea Caldera
    Image Owner: ted Brattstrom



    Description:

    People used to be able to walk here to have a great look into Halema'uma'u. USGS has set up cameras (looking down into the eruption locality - at night, check the webcam!) and ash collectors nearby.



  5. Kilauea Iki devastation

    Snapshot Title: Kilauea Iki devastation
    Taken by: ted Brattstrom

    Image: Kilauea Caldera
    Image Owner: ted Brattstrom



    Description:

    In 1959, a fire fountain at the base of the bare hill shot ash and cinders for a few weeks