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Cross-sections of Halema`uma`u Crater after 1960 collapse

Cross-sections of Halema`uma`u after collapse

Hypothetical east-west cross-sections through Halema`uma`u, showing development of the principal collapse features on February 7, 1960. Based on figure 77 in Richter and others (1970).


Richter, D.H., Eaton, J.P., Murata, K.J., Ault, W.U., and Krivoy, H.L., 1970, Chronological narrative of the 1959-60 eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 537-E, 73 p.

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