Within five minutes, between 9:55 and 10:00 a.m. , nearly the entir...

Within five minutes, between 9:55 and 10:00 a.m. HST, nearly the en...

Detailed Description

Within five minutes, between 9:55 and 10:00 a.m. HST, nearly the entire delta disappeared, collapsing into the sea. The collapsed area cut back toward the sea cliff, past the largest crack on the delta. In this image, captured at 10:05 a.m., the seawater is brown and turbulent. Large blocks of steaming rocks are visible on top of a narrow slice of the remaining delta (center). These rocks were likely washed ashore by a small, localized tsunami generated by the collapse. During the next few hours, small pieces of the remnant delta continued to flake off and disappear into the ocean.

Details

Image Dimensions: 2352 x 1568

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