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Pond Overflow at MLK Vent (May 10, 2005)

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Detailed Description

After the collapse of the main spatter cone at the Martin Luther King (MLK) vent on May 2, 2005, a small lava pond was visible within the new pit. Over the following weeks, the level of the lava pond often changed abruptly, resulting in overflows and spattering along the edge of the pond. This video, captured on May 10, 2005, shows an example of this type of activity.

The images that comprise this video were acquired by a time-lapse camera positioned on the south flank of the Pu'u 'O'o cone about 70 meters (230 feet) away from the MLK vent. The image acquisition rate was 1 frame per minute, and the resulting video is played at 10 frames per second."




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