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Kilauea Volcano

Tour of the Summit Caldera

Shaded relief map of Kilauea Caldera
Location and direction of images in views below

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Panorama of Halema`uma`u Panorama of Halema`uma`u with Uwekahuna Bluff (top right) and Mauna Loa (top) in background
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Spatter cones and rampart erupted in April 1982 Spatter rampart and cones built by eruption in April 1982 northeast of Halema`uma`u
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Rock bombs ejected during eruptions of Halema`uma`u in 1924 Blocks of basalt ejected during explosive eruptions at Halema`uma`u in 1924
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July 1974 vents southeast of Halema`uma`u July 1974 eruptive fissure on caldera floor southeast of Halema`uma`u
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Keanakako`i Ash Member along southeast rim of Kilauea Caldera Explosive eruptions ending in A.D. 1790 deposited these layers of ash and coarser ejecta known as the Keanakako`i Ash Member
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Fissure, erupted in August 1971 and July 1974 Eruptive fissure on the southeast rim of caldera
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Keanakako`i Crater Keanakako`i Crater, a pit crater along the southeast edge of Kilauea Caldera
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Vegetation growing in teprha deposits erupted from Pu`u Pua`i in 1959 Vegetation growing in tephra deposits erupted in 1959 from Pu`u Pua`i in Kilauea Iki; site is within the mid-elevation woodlands ecological zone
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Fern and Ohi`a forest Rainforest ecological zone on east edge of Kilauea Iki
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Kilauea Iki Eruption in 1959 partially filled Kilauea Iki Crater with lava
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Pu`u Pua`i, Kilauea Iki crater Lava fountains in Kilauea Iki formed Pu`u Pua`i cinder and spatter cone in 1959
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Earthquake-damaged Crater Rim Drive along Kilauea Caldera Landslides and ground cracks caused by a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in 1983 severely damaged parts of Crater Rim Drive on northeast rim of Kilauea Caldera

Part one of Kilauea Caldera photo tour

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