Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 8, 2011

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The lava pond in the vent cavity of the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent.

A look into Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent shows the depth of the lava pond

A look into Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent shows the depth of the lava ...

The lava pond in the vent cavity of the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent during the rise phase of a rise/fall cycle. In this photo, the lava pond is 95 m (312 ft) below the floor of Halema‘uma‘u crater. When the pond level is high there is very little fume, allowing for unusually clear views.

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