La Palma volcano eruption 2021: 2 Oct 2021 - lava flows and fountains

During 2 Oct, the activity continued without significant changes. At the cone, the flank vents remained active with lava spattering or low fountaining to feed lava flows, while pulsating lava fountaining became again stronger at the summit vents.
The effusive vent north from the cone remained active with quiet lava effusion as well. Favorable wind conditions and a special permit from Guardia Civil provided us with unique observation opportunities from close range.
2 Oct 2021: the lava fountain of the summit vent has gained strength again. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
2 Oct 2021: the lava fountain of the summit vent has gained strength again. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The new effusive vent that had opened a day earlier north of the main cone feeding a lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The new effusive vent that had opened a day earlier north of the main cone feeding a lava flow. (Pho... [info]
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The vent has opened in the middle of gardens and fields. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The vent has opened in the middle of gardens and fields. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A house right next to the vent was buried by ash and the lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A house right next to the vent was buried by ash and the lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Closer view of the lava flow that forms two arms in the beginning, occasionally touching each other but not merging immediately. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Closer view of the lava flow that forms two arms in the beginning, occasionally touching each other ... [info]
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Above the vent, a fissure is seen in the ground. Likely, it formed along with the effusive vent below, but did not erupt. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Above the vent, a fissure is seen in the ground. Likely, it formed along with the effusive vent belo... [info]
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Lava fountain at the summit (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain at the summit (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Thick energetic clouds of ash are erupted along with lots of incandescent material. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Thick energetic clouds of ash are erupted along with lots of incandescent material. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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A holiday house covered in ash. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A holiday house covered in ash. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Roofs collapsed from the weight of the lapilli-ash deposit and the lava flow behind. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Roofs collapsed from the weight of the lapilli-ash deposit and the lava flow behind. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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Violent ash emissions at the summit vents. The northwestern flank vents, which had been protagonists in the past days have become less active, but continue to show continuous spattering and effuse another lava flow further  away now. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Violent ash emissions at the summit vents. The northwestern flank vents, which had been protagonists... [info]
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The same scene a second later, when the fountain at the top has expanded a bit more. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The same scene a second later, when the fountain at the top has expanded a bit more. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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Wide angle view of the scene with the effusive vent at the bottom. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide angle view of the scene with the effusive vent at the bottom. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Small lava tongues form spilling over the channel of the flow when small surges in supply occur. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small lava tongues form spilling over the channel of the flow when small surges in supply occur. (Ph... [info]
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At the height of the interrupted road, the flow forms a well-defined channel. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At the height of the interrupted road, the flow forms a well-defined channel. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Activity at the summit vents is intense and produces a lot of coarse ash falling back to the ground in the downwind area to the southeast. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Activity at the summit vents is intense and produces a lot of coarse ash falling back to the ground ... [info]
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Summit ash-rich lava fountain and the flank vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Summit ash-rich lava fountain and the flank vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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In the afternoon, the sunlight is weaker and the lava starts to be bright red even at the summit fountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In the afternoon, the sunlight is weaker and the lava starts to be bright red even at the summit fou... [info]
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A small vent has appeared left and a bit upslope of the flank vent, in a line with the summit vents - a first sign that that part of the cone is becoming increasingly unstable. It will collapse the following day... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A small vent has appeared left and a bit upslope of the flank vent, in a line with the summit vents ... [info]
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A lava flow started to descend from the small vent as well, and just above it, another even smaller vent also becomes active. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A lava flow started to descend from the small vent as well, and just above it, another even smaller ... [info]
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The various vents at the cone are aligned on a NW-SE trending line. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The various vents at the cone are aligned on a NW-SE trending line. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Only the trunks of trees are still standing on the old ground covered by the flank deposits of the cone; their branches were ripped off by falling bombs hitting them. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Only the trunks of trees are still standing on the old ground covered by the flank deposits of the c... [info]
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As it becomes darker, the lava flow becomes brighter and brighter. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As it becomes darker, the lava flow becomes brighter and brighter. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Activity becomes more and more impressive in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Activity becomes more and more impressive in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains from the summit and the flank vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains from the summit and the flank vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountaining from the summit vents in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A short phase of low activity at the summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A short phase of low activity at the summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The erupting cone and the lava flow from the side vent at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The erupting cone and the lava flow from the side vent at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava flow in the dark (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava flow in the dark (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eruption at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eruption at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eruption at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava flow at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava flow at dusk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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3 active vents in the summit crater produce fountains (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
3 active vents in the summit crater produce fountains (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains at the summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains at the summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains at the summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains at the summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains at the summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains at the summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Silhouette of pine tree against the lava river behind (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Silhouette of pine tree against the lava river behind (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Looking across the lava flows (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Looking across the lava flows (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains from the 3 summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains from the 3 summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains from the 3 summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains from the 3 summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains from the 3 summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains from the 3 summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains from the 3 summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains from the 3 summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountains from the 3 summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains from the 3 summit vents (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Group of people observing the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group of people observing the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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lapalma_k32552.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
lapalma_k32552.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountain close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Trails of falling glowing lava bombs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Trails of falling glowing lava bombs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Trails of falling glowing lava bombs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Trails of falling glowing lava bombs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Trails of falling glowing lava bombs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Trails of falling glowing lava bombs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Trails of glowing lava bombs at the top of the lava fountain several hundred meters high (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Trails of glowing lava bombs at the top of the lava fountain several hundred meters high (Photo: Tom... [info]
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Trails of glowing lava bombs at the top of the lava fountain several hundred meters high (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Trails of glowing lava bombs at the top of the lava fountain several hundred meters high (Photo: Tom... [info]
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Trails of glowing lava bombs at the top of the lava fountain several hundred meters high (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Trails of glowing lava bombs at the top of the lava fountain several hundred meters high (Photo: Tom... [info]
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Trails of glowing lava bombs at the top of the lava fountain several hundred meters high (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Trails of glowing lava bombs at the top of the lava fountain several hundred meters high (Photo: Tom... [info]
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Lava flow at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava flow at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The channeled lava flow at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The channeled lava flow at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Some houses still standing next to the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Some houses still standing next to the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Observing the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Observing the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Observing the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Observing the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Silhouettes of pine trees against the eruption (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Silhouettes of pine trees against the eruption (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View downhill where the lava flows (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View downhill where the lava flows (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava glow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava glow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Tree silhouette against the eruption (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tree silhouette against the eruption (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Watching the lava flow from close (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Watching the lava flow from close (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Night time impression at the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Night time impression at the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Group of people watching the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group of people watching the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Two persons at the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Two persons at the lava flow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Flowing lava at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Flowing lava at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Flowing lava at night; bright flames from still burning wood buried under the flow are escaping through gaps between the blocks of lava at the cooled margins of the flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Flowing lava at night; bright flames from still burning wood buried under the flow are escaping thro... [info]
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View of the valley with fog layers and the eruption from the El Time viewpoint at night 2-3 Oct (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the valley with fog layers and the eruption from the El Time viewpoint at night 2-3 Oct (Pho... [info]
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View of the valley with fog layers and the eruption from the El Time viewpoint at night 2-3 Oct; to the right, the ocean entry is seen still active. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the valley with fog layers and the eruption from the El Time viewpoint at night 2-3 Oct; to ... [info]
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