National Geographic : 1960 Jul
Fiery Geyser Spouts From Kilauea's Flank; Lava Engulfs Homes and Sets the Sea Aboil Kilauea volcano, awakening last November after a four-year nap, burst from a fresh vent on Hawaii's eastern slope in January. A roaring fountain leaped 1,700 feet high, showering the surrounding cane fields with scorching pumice (above). Rivers of lava drowned the village of Kapoho; residents fled unharmed. Clouds of steam soared 5,000 feet as the 36 blistering torrent spilled into the sea.