Still one of my favorite photos of the volcano. This image I call bench walk. I took it at sunrise after scaling down a cliff onto the unstable lava bench and walking to the edge of where the lava was backflowing onto the bench towards me. I only stayed a few moments as I knew the shelf I was standing on could break away any time as it was the next day when I hiked out this lava bench had dropped to the depth of the ocean. I miss the days of lava flowing into the sea when it was by no homes and just a beautiful sight.
We had an Earth quake this morning and it just got me thinking. When lava benches like this would fall off it would shake the ground and depending on the size of the bench could be felt for miles. To all my fellow Veterans have a fantastic Veterans day.