VHP Photo Glossary: more images of lava drainback

Night view of a drainback on Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

Photograph by C. Heliker on 6 January 1983


Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i.

Night view of drainback on the east rift zone of Kilauea Volcano. The lava was erupted from a fissure about 100 m to the NW and cascaded over a 10-m high fault scarp before disappearing into a gaping crack.
Drainback on Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai`i

Photograph by R.B. Moore on 25 March 1984


Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai`i.

Part of a large `a`a flow is pouring into a crack on the upper northeast rift zone of Mauna Loa during the 1st day of its 1984 eruption. A red cloud of ash billows from the crack. The flow is moving from left to right.