Kīlauea, 1790 and today

10 noviembre 2014

Scores of people were killed by an explosive eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, in 1790. Research suggests that most of the fatalities were caused by hot, rapidly moving surges of volcanic debris and steam that engulfed the victims. Deposits of such surges occur on the surface on the west summit area and cover an ash bed indented with human footprints.