Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 1, 2005

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April Fool's Day at Pu`u `O`o and Kamoamoa

This is a photo of crater of Pu`u `O`o.

Looking east across crater of Pu`u `O`o. West Gap cones in foreground, right of reddish flank of Pu`u `O`o.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo of four main plumes of fume blown southwest from vents in crater of Pu`u `O`o.

Four main plumes of fume blown southwest from vents in crater of Pu`u `O`o. From near to far, Beehive, Drainhole, January Vent, and East Pond Vent. The cone has collapsed at East Pond Vent, and the vent is now a pit containing a seething lava pond.

(Public domain.)

 

This is a photo of Kamoamoa ocean entry.

Aerial view of Kamoamoa ocean entry, spread along coast and fed by several shiny gray fingers of the PKK flow. Compare with first two images taken on March 25 to see how much the activity at the lava delta has diminished.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo of a breakout at Kamoamoa ocean entry.

Looking west across breakout at Kamoamoa ocean entry.

(Public domain.)

 

This is a photo of lava falls breaking apart and dropping into the water, front of delta at Kamoamoa.

Lava falls breaking apart and dropping into the water, front of delta at Kamoamoa.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo of a free-falling orphan blob of lava about to meet its maker, Kamoamoa delta.

Free-falling orphan blob of lava about to meet its maker, Kamoamoa delta.

(Public domain.)