Kilauea Quiz of the Month – answer

This month’s Quiz question asked about the highest lava fountains recorded on Kilauea.  The answer?  On Dec. 14, 1959, phase 15 of the spectacular Kilauea Iki eruption began with jets of lava briefly reaching 580 meters (1900 feet) high! The quiz winner will be announced shortly.

Huge lava fountains shoot from the Kilauea Iki vent at night.

Huge lava fountains shoot from the Kilauea Iki vent at night. USGS photo.

Kilauea Iki lava fountains covering Crater Rim Drive, 1959.

Kilauea Iki lava fountains covering Crater Rim Drive, Nov. 29, 1959. Photo by USGS.

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