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Halemaumau vent on Kilauea volcano is on the brink of a historic overflow or escalated eruption. #hawaii   #geology   #science   #volcano  +US News & World Report 
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Messing with a successful lineup is like messing with Sasquatch. Not saying its the only reason they lost but, it didn't help. #tigers 
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A box score worth saving. I wanted more....Bummer Nick C wasn't allowed one more AB. #mlb   #tigers  
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#detroit   #tigers  The good news, Miggy's avg hasn't dropped. #mlb  He doesn't look happy about everything else that's going on.
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Short GoPro video of a large south swell hitting Kailua Kona, Hawaii. White Sands beach park is a dangerous shore break during large swells both summer and winter. Sand is pulled out exposing large rocks. Large winter swells can remove all of the sand for weeks at a time.

                             
#hawaii   #surf   #waves   #travel   #dangerous   #video   #gopro   #youtube   #vacation  +USA TODAY +BBC News  

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Another USGS video showing a close up of the spattering in Halemaumau vent. Spattering is maybe 20 - 30' high.

The summit lava lake is within an elliptical crater (unofficially called the Overlook crater), which has dimensions of approximately 160 m (520 ft) by 210 m (690 ft). Its 280' below the caldera floor.

What its like to be up close to such events. http://lavapix.com/gallery/hvnp-puu-oo-vent-stock/429073171dls/ Don't try and get close to Halemaumau. Off limits and one explosion leads to death.

For additional help with scale check out this USGS photo. The old lookout parking lot is to the right of the erupting vent/crater. Imagine cars there and how small a person would be standing at the rim. Zoom in and follow the path from the parking lot to the camera at the rim. Its 5' tall. http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia/uploads/multimediaFile-1187.jpg

This Quicktime movie shows spattering at the margin of the summit lava lake in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater. Spattering has been common at the lake, and when it occurs is easily visible from the public viewing area at Jaggar Museum. This video shows a closer view from the rim of Halemaʻumaʻu, which is closed to the public due to volcanic hazards.
#hawaii   #science   #travel   #amazing   #video  

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This video is as much about the subtle sounds of the lava lake as it is the visual. Watch at full HD setting with headphones.

Shot with my Nikon D800, Sigma 120-300mm 2.8 lens and a Rode VideoMic Pro. Dolica professional tripod.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kilauea volcano, Halemaumau vent eruption has escalated in recent days. The vent has started to overflow onto the crater floor. Its quickly building into a perched lava lake. This could lead to all kinds of possibilities like filling the crater, large fountain vents, hornitos, its going to be interesting. Historic eruptions like this back in the 1800's into the early 1900's lasted 100 years. Might need to expand the parking lot if this follows suite. Or a shuttle system.

What you are seeing is the filled vents boiling lava lake. The sounds are from rocks and gases being releases. The dark crusted plates are constantly moving and bumping into each other. That's much of the clanking sounds. As the lava circulates within the lake gases release. The lake has since overflowed covering a huge portion of the crater floor. It has a long ways to go to fill the caldera. Its presently 280' deep.  

The viewing area is 1.2 miles away so, no close up shots can be had. When fewer people are there the sounds of rocks clanking or falling can easily be heard. Even some jetting sounds.

If you want to see images of past large perched lava lakes I was able to get up close to, visit the links below.

Photos http://lavapix.com/gallery/6-29-11-puu-oo-vent/629115872/

http://lavapix.com/gallery/july-21st-lava-flow/723079661d70s/

Prints http://lavapix.com/gallery/bryans-favorites/357c-629115876xc/

Video (Crude shot with a cheap Casio Point and Shoot)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIYrjp0yKFU

These were very rare opportunities that took tremendous effort to capture but, it was also extremely rewarding. The 2007 hike to the new and growing perched lava lakes came right on the heels of a 18 mile rt hike to Pu'u O'o vent where the fissure first opened. I hiked back down stopped at a friends for some sleep then we both did the 16+ mile hike to these lakes that would eventually turn into the TEB vent. I was pretty tired returning from the second hike.

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Kilauea volcano Halemaumau vent at present is a deflating perched lava lake. Examples of what a fully developed perched lava lake looks like up close can be seen at these links. All shot in 2007 & 2011.

2011 perched lava lake photos  http://lavapix.com/gallery/6-29-11-puu-oo-vent/

and here from 2007 http://lavapix.com/gallery/july-21st-lava-flow/723079631d70s/

Prints http://lavapix.com/gallery/bryans-favorites/357c-629115876xc/ 

Video (old point and shoot camera) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIYrjp0yKFU

#hawaii   #kilauea   #science   #geology   #naturephotography   #travel  +BBC News +US News & World Report +National Geographic 
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New webcam view of Halemaumau vent, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, The Big Island of Hawaii. Lava lake center top. If this eruption esculates this camera will allow some great viewing. http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/panorama.php?cam=HWcam&display=Live #hawaii   #science   #travel   #geology  
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USGS photos from today. Halemaumau vent, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. Lava has splashed over some. #hawaii   #USGS   #travel   #nature  
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