Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 13, 2002

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Rootless shield at 2180 feet

 

photo of lava

Lava spills from crusted perched pond atop small rootless shield at 2180 feet. The lava cascades several meters into an older breached pond in 2150-foot shield (see February 2002 archive for photos and definition of rootless shield). The lava is moving away from the camera. In distance is part of the `a`a flow generated during breaching of the 2150-foot shield. Compare with photos above taken two days later.

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photo of lava

Lava cascade from left to right, leaving the crusted pond at 2180 feet and plunging onto the 2150-foot rootless shield. The cascade is 5-7 meters high.

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