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Find out about huge undersea volcanoes that rise up from the deep on the ocean floor at the mid-Atlantic ridge. Vigorous spattering on the lake margin emits a thick plume of gas.

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Video clip shot in front of the propagating fissure, showing low spattering that started moments earlier. Finally, the camera focuses on the eastern edge of the flow, where lava is plunging into the deep ground crack.

From Krakatau to Bali - Java Indonesia. Thermal image sequence of summit lava lake motion. Today's Spotlight Daily Bell Ringers. This Quicktime movie provides an aerial overview of the flow front. This Quicktime movie shows activity at some of the individual vents, which are each distinct in their behavior.

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Spattering at the summit lava lake has been common over the past several years, and today's winds provided a clear view of the primary spatter area on the lake margin. Thick white steam from the crack in the foreground indicates that lava is about to reach the surface, and is seen doing so seconds later. Continued spattering in the summit lava lake.

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If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us. The audio captures the sounds of explosions and burning vegetation. Eventually spatter was ejected and accumulated around the fissure. Mauna Kea is visible in the upper right portion of the frame. The interaction sends hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles into the air.

Report a Problem Closed Captioning. The Quicktime video begins with a view of the steaming ground crack, where lava is moving deep within the crack.

The audio is the sound of lava fountaining. Rapid fluctuations in the height of the lava pond are caused by gas pistoning, which is the gradual buildup and release of gas in the pond.

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The main steam plume marks location where the primary lava channel enters the ocean. The movie is fairly large in size and may take several minutes to download. Spattering has been common at the lake, and when it occurs is easily visible from the public viewing area at Jaggar Museum. The file size is quite large and may take several minutes to download.

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This fuming increased, as did rumbling sounds. On the west end of the flow, intermittent percussive jetting threw spatter and lava bombs up to feet above the ground. As the lava lake drops, solidified portions of the crater floor slide into the fluid lava. This video shows a close-up of the base of the lava stream, where ripples in the narrow sheet of lava are visible.

Volcanoes are vents, fissures or openings in the Earth's crust from which hot ashes, gases and magma erupt. Unsteady gas escape along the lake margins drives low-level spattering and undulations of the lake surface.

On land, volcanoes usually take the form of mountains or hills with one or more volcanic vents. All Take a tour of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, sansara gamane mp3 and watch fresh lava flowing into the sea to lush rainforests. Could tiny particles called muons allow us to see deep inside volcanoes? No downloading or copying of videos allowed without prior consent.

Lowermost breakout in crack system north of abandoned well site. Laze drifts with the wind and can be a health hazard for people in the immediate vicinity of the plume, but it dissipates quickly downwind. Time-lapse sequence of lava delta subsidence at ocean entry.

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In the second segment, spattering on the east margin of the lake has created an overhanging ledge with dangling lava stalactites. This Quicktime movie shows one of the more vigorous breakouts on the flow field today.

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This Quicktime movie shows some of the spattering associated with the gas pistoning, in which the spattering acts as an outlet for gas accumulating in the pond. This Quicktime movie shows typical activity at the summit lava lake. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. Fountains reached heights of up to m about feet. If the rock breaks, which often happens around the base at the flexure point, then lava can flow ou.

This extra lava needs space, and lifts the rock above it to make that space. The audio is the sound of the helicopter. Around the volcanoes, the heat and chemicals sustain unique ecosystems and communities of undersea life. This video shows a wider view of the open lava stream at the ocean entry, and the frequent littoral explosions. Lava samples like this are routinely collected for chemical analysis, which provides insight into the magmatic system feeding the eruption.