Flying high over Halema`uma`u, Waikupanaha bench

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Flying at about the elevation of the plume top, this video shows a number of aspects of the ongoing activity at Halema`uma`u Crater. The mostly whitish plume rises to an elevation of about 5,500 feet and blows first to the southwest but apparently spreads to the west over the Ka`u Desert. Mauna Loa rises above the clouds in the background. In addition, the ash deposited beneath the plume can be seen as a lighter ground color. The lighter colored ash can also be seen on Halema`uma`u Crater floor adjacent to the vent.


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Length: 00:00:15

Location Taken: HI, US