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East Lae'apuki Lava Breakout (September 21, 2006)

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Detailed Description

Between the morning of September 20, 2006 and the evening of September 22, 2006, there were 10 separate breakouts from the East Lae`apuki tube about 50 meters (165 feet) inland from the older sea cliff behind the East Lae'apuki lava delta. This video shows the most spectacular breakout of the series with up to at least twenty separate lava cascades over the sea cliff. The breakout started just after 4:00 PM when glare from the sun was at its worst. Thus, this movie sequence starts just before sunset when the view improves dramatically.

The images that comprise this video were acquired by a time-lapse camera positioned on the edge of the older sea-cliff at the northeastern end of the East Lae'apuki delta. The image acquisition rate was 1 frame per minute, and the resulting video is played at 10 frames per second.


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