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Plume of steam and gas rises from fissures erupting on the northeast rift zone of Mauna Loa
Photograph by J.D. Griggs at 11:30 a.m. HST on March 25, 1984.

Plume of steam and volcanic gas rises from fissures erupting on the upper northeast rift zone of Manua Loa Volcano. At about 4:30 p.m., lava erupted from a new fissure about 5 to 7 km further down the rift (to the right). This new fissure became the site of all lava production for the remainder of the eruption. The view is NW from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, which is located on the rim of Kilauea Volcano's caldera about 30 km from the summit of Mauna Loa.

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