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HawaiiBigIsland2009

  • P1040014

    • Unusual fern symmetry.
  • P1040016

    • That's a hole in a hole in the ground.
  • P1040022

    • Halema'uma'u Crater in Kilauea Caldera.
  • P1040024

    • Halema'uma'u Crater in Kilauea Caldera.
  • P1040028

    • Hazardous Area: Halema'uma'u Crater, seen from Jaggar Museum.
  • P1040031

    • Halema'uma'u Crater in Kilauea Caldera, as seen from Jaggar Museum, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
  • P1040032

    • Halema'uma'u Crater in Kilauea Caldera, as seen from Jaggar Museum, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
  • P1040035

    • Halema'uma'u Crater, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
  • P1040036

    • "Halema'uma'u Crater: For 100 years lava boiled in this crater-within-a-crater.... Halema'uma'u lies at the heart of Kilauea, an active volcano with a fiery reputation. From 1823 until 1924, Halema'uma'u contained a lava lake that fascinated visitors from around the world. Over the years, the crater floor rose and fell as the lava supply fluctuated. The climax of this activity came in 1924 when Halema'uma'u exploded, increasing the diameter of the crater from 1/4 to 1/2 mile...."
  • P1040037

    • "Highlights of Summit Eruptions at Kilauea:1790 A violent explosion blankets the area with 16 ft of ash. Part of the caldera is formed.1823 A boiling lava lake forms in Halema'uma'u Crater & overflows many times onto the caldera floor.1924 Lava lake period ends with a series of violent steam explosions. Boulders strewn across caldera.1934 Lava levels rise inside . After this eruption, the volcano is quiet for 18 years.1952 Fiery fountains with Halema'uma'u Crater produce 64,000,000 cubic yards of new lava, with showers of pumice.1959 A series of tall fountains at Kilauea Iki Crater build a cone of cinders 150 ft high & bury a section of Crater Rim Drive.1967 Lava lake forms inside , with fountains up to 200 ft high. Lava produced at rates of up to 400 cubic yards/sec.1974 Curtains of fire appear in the caldera. Lava advances across .1982 With only 3 hours warning, fissures open on caldera floor. Lava breaks out along cracks in wall & floor of ."
  • P1040040

    • Halema'uma'u Crater, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
  • P1040043

    • Halema'uma'u Crater, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
  • P1040048

    • Photo 5173
  • P1040054

    • Kilauea Iki Crater, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
  • P1040056

    • Kilauea Iki Crater, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
  • P1040059

    • Lua Manu Crater area, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
  • P1040062

    • Lua Manu Crater area, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
  • P1040066

    • Lua Manu Crater area, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.