At 9:35 pm on Aug. 19, there was a large littoral explosion near f...

At 9:35 pm HST on August 19, there was a large littoral explosion n...

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At 9:35 pm HST on August 19, there was a large littoral explosion near the front of the delta (left). Another smaller explosion was seen 5 minutes later. These explosions are typically caused by mixing of cool sea water and hot lava. The August 19 explosions were not followed by obvious delta subsidence or collapse, something we have seen in the past.

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Image Dimensions: 2352 x 1568

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