This movie shows the first view of the rim of Brimstone Pit in October 2005. The eruptive vent was found to be even more vigorously active than it was in April 2004! Each eruptive burst throws out rocks, sulfurous clouds, and volcanic gases. The dark particles seen falling out from the clouds are pieces of freshly erupted lava. Video courtesy of Yoshihiko Tamura, JAMSTEC October 2005 Expedition.

 

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