1955 Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii (1958)

14 Dec
Producer  U.S. Geological Survey
Length   11 min
B&W/Color   unknown
UO Library Catalog description:  U.S. Geological Survey film about the eruption of Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii in 1955.
Call #  FILM Ma127
Genre  documentary
Rare  yes
Online  no
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  no


There is a VHS compilation owned by three libraries which includes this footage and some from the late fifties of another eruption. It looks like you can buy a DVD of it too. Kilauea erupted 45 times during the 20th century; the most recent one began in 1983 and is not yet over.

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