1952 Summit Eruption

The 136-day summit eruption of 1952 produced roaring fountains and a lava lake that provided dramatic views for those who came to witness it.
Black and white image of a lava fountain along the bottoms of a crater wall.
Southwestern end of the fissure producing small lava fountains at the surface of the lava lake.

NPS Photo/E.K. Field

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Last updated: March 11, 2021

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