Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 15, 2002

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Rootless shield and pond at 2180 feet

 

 

photo of lava

Perched pond on top of 2180-foot rootless shield has enlarged since March 13 (see image below) but still spills lava onto 2150-foot shield. The lava continues flowing out the breach in the 2150 pond (background).

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photo of lava

Two views of top of 2180-foot rootless shield. Oblique aerial shot of perched pond, actively spilling, right to left, out onto 2150 shield.

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photo of lava

Ground view of HVO geologist starting to thrown sampling device into lava at edge of 2180-foot perched pond. Pu`u `O`o is in far background.

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