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Eruption Quick Take: Pond Burst at Kīlauea's West Vent

12:37 AM · Mar 11, 2021

Changes at Kīlauea volcano's eruption source reactivate a side vent on the northeast section of the West Vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater. It first spews a long lava flow along the crater wall, then builds up a smaller perched pond next to the main lava lake. The side pond spills over the top into the main lake before its perched walls burst and give way, spilling out all of its liquid center. We review time-lapse animations produced courtesy of US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory webcam images (S1cam and F1cam thermal), as well as published images and issued written updates on this specific event on March 5, 2021. To support our productions please like, share and subscribe, and consider making a donation to us at #Kilauea2021

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