Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 10, 2011

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The east rift zone eruption is currently in a hiatus. Photo of ground cracks between the east and west Kamoamoa fissure segments. Quicktime movie showing March 5th through 7th draining of the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake.

The east rift zone eruption is currently in a hiatus

The east rift zone eruption is currently in a hiatus...

The east rift zone eruption is currently in a hiatus. The east and west Kamoamoa fissures are still fuming, but no lava is erupting. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is the fuming cone in the background.

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Fume from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has diminished enough to see a portion of the r...

Fume from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has diminished enough to see a portion of the rubble-filled crater floor.

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Gobs of spatter solidified in the remaining trees. The spatter was ...

Gobs of spatter solidified in the remaining trees. The spatter was erupted from the first fissure to open on March 5.

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Ground cracks between the east and west Kamoamoa fissure segments

Ground cracks between the east and west Kamoamoa fissure segments ...

Ground cracks between the east and west Kamoamoa fissure segments. Geologist is about 6 ft tall.

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Video showing March 5th through 7th draining of the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake 

This video shows a sequence taken from a thermal camera looking into the Halema‘uma‘u vent cavity between March 5 and 7. Tremor and deflation began at about 1:42pm on March 5, and this was shortly followed by draining of the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake. Before the draining, the lava lake was about 75 meters below the rim of the vent cavity, and about a day later the lava was about 220 meters deep, having retreated to the bottom of the vent cavity.

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