Marine Science Chapters

2.4.3

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and
USGS (United States Geological Survey) Volcanic Images

Both the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have images that they make available to the general public illustrating Hawaiian volcanic activity. This webpage has a selected few images to show the active volcanism in Hawaii.


Halema'uma'u Crater in Kilauea Volcano
Halema'uma'u Crater in Kilauea Volcano.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park image
Eruptions of Kilauea
Halema'uma'u Crater
November 1967
During the eruption the view at night was spectacular.



Northeast Rift Mauna Loa
Northeast Rift of Mauna Loa Volcano.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park image
Kilauea and Mauna Loa
Northeast Rift 9,400 feet
Mauna Loa
March 30, 1984
Fountains of lava are unusual in Hawaii but they do occur during major eruptions.



Mauna Loa Lava River
Mauna Loa Lava River.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park image
Kilauea and Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa Lava River
March 30, 1984
The hot river of lava is just starting to cool on the surface as it flows downhill.



Fountain and Lava Channel
Fountain and Lava Channel.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (USGS image)
Kilauea Pu'u O'o Eruption
Vigorous Fountain and Lava Channel
June 2, 1986
Puu Oo vent has calmed down considerably since this event.



Lava Pond
Lava Pond.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (USGS image)
Kilauea Pu'u O'o Eruption
Lava Pond at Summit of Shield C-48
Notice how the top of the lava pond has started to cool and is forming a crust.



Lava Flow
Lava Flow.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (USGS image)
Kilauea Pu'u O'o Eruption
Lava Welling from Opening in Tube
December 16, 1986



Skylight
Skylight.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (USGS image)
Kilauea Pu'u O'o Eruption
Skylight in Active Lava Tube
December 19, 1986
If the molten lava in the lava tube flows through and leaves it empty, this skylight will provide access to this tube when it cools.



Kalapana Gardens Lava Flow
Kalapana Gardens Lava Flow.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kilauea Pu'u O'o Eruption
Pahoehoe Flow at Kalapana Gardens
December 1986
This lava flow covered an entire community (destroying 180 homes) at Kalapana Gardens on its way to the south shore of Hawaii where it covered popular beaches and created new acreage of lava shelves.




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