Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 20, 2007

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Dome fountain over Fissure D vent of the Episode 58 eruption.

Dome fountain over Fissure D vent of the Episode 58 eruption

(September 20, 2007, 05:00:03 to 09:00:03)

As the Episode 58 lava channel developed, the upper end of the channel crusted over so that lava—extruding from the erupting fissure—flowed through a short tube before entering the channel. A small surge of lava on September 20, 2007, exceeded the carrying capacity of this tube and resulted in a small dome fountain through the tube roof near the head of the lava channel. Fortunately, the fountain was short-lived and quit before the cliff on which the camera stood was overtopped by lava.

The images that make up this movie were acquired by a time-lapse camera positioned on a small cliff about 70 meters west of the dome fountain. The trace of Fissure D runs directly beneath the camera. Lava enters the channel to the right and flows toward the left.

Movie Details:
File size = 19.3 MB
Image interval = 2 minutes
Playback speed = 10 frames/sec
Movie duration = 00:00:12

Camera Coordinates (WGS84):
Lat: 19.3998º
Long: -155.0880º
​​​​​​​View direction = ~64º

(Public domain.)