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5 June 2004 - 0604

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Suddenly, incandescent slab appears to rear up. However, close comparison with left image shows that top of slab moved seaward but did not change height much if at all. Apparently crusted lava on inland side of slab surged ahead, shoving slab outward, and finally drained way, presumably as lava under crust gushed into water. Slab is estimated 2-3 m high. 0604.


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