Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea -

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Pleasant Sunday morning between rain showers

 

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Glow hangs over surface lava on Pulama pali. Note forest lit by glow high on pali.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Gush of lava from small breakout 200 meters seaward of huge ahu (see last image today). Width of view, about 1 meter.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Toe of lava about 1 meter wide is about to pick up flake of crust (left) from ground surface.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Twelve seconds later, flake is now riding up as front of toe inflates above moving lava. Exactly same setup as in image to left.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Gush of lava moving down steep slope and slowing where it enters shallow depression. Cooling crust develops wrinkles where the lava slows.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Ahu 2 meters high, with recently emplaced flow lapping at its base. Note incandescent active toe in distance right of ahu. Kipuka containing ahu may be overridden at any time, though ahu will stand high until topped or broken during inflation.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)