Hawaii is a tropical paradise, well known for the many beautiful beaches, palm trees and warm Pacific Ocean waters. But its active volcanoes captivates us all and 1959 was memorable when Kilauea Volcano again roared to life and put on an incredible display of nature’s fury.
On Hawaii’s Big Island, the Kilauea Iki eruption began on the morning of November 14, 1959, three months after a rapid increase in inflation of the ground surface and the number and size of earthquakes. The eruption started halfway up the 600-650 foot (180-200 m) south wall of the crater as a curtain of fire a half-a-mile (0.8 km) long. Lava was ejected up to 100 feet (30 m) in the air.
Watch this amazing video of the 1959 Kilauea Volcano eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii. It will amaze you. It’s nature at its very best.