Hawaii's Spectacular Volcano Eruptions (1960s)

A vintage travel film from the Prelinger Archive documents the eruptions at Mauna Loa and Kilauea in 1955 and 1959. The last third of the video covers the terrifying erruption of lava through earthquake-induced cracks in the ground in the town of Kapoho in 1960. You can see intrepid volcanic photographer Art Carter in shots at 4:10 and 5:15.

For more films from the Prelinger Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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