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Littoral Explosion At Kilauea Volcano, Hawai'i
Littoral Explosion At Kilauea Volcano, Hawai'i
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Title: Littoral Explosion At Kilauea Volcano, Hawai'i

Description: When lava from the Pu'u 'Ō'ō-Kupaianaha eruption, active since 1983, meets the ocean, large littoral explosions can result.

Location: Kalapana, HI, USA

Date Taken: Jul 16 2008

Photographer: Michael Poland
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Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


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Type: JPEG image - 4.25 MB
Dimensions: 3872 x 2592
Resolution: 72 dpi

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