Pressure testing in 1976 of a geothermal
well drilled into Kilauea's lower east rift zone. This well currently produces three megawatts of electricity.
(Photograph courtesy of the Hawaii Geothermal Project.)
Below: Sugar cane thrives in the fertile volcanic soils derived from products of past Hawaiian eruptions. Mauna Kea Volcano is seen in the distance. (Photograph by Robert I. Tilling.)