lava spillway

USGS PHOTO GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
Spillways are confined lava channels on the sides of a volcanic cone or shield that form when lava overflows the rim of the vent.
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Photograph by E.W. Wolfe on 16 June 1983
Image shows lava pouring down a spillway from the lip of Pu`u `O`o cinder and spatter cone on the east rift zone of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i.

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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