Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 18, 2003

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Subdued activity at new ocean entry

 

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Lava enters sea at eastern of two entry points on front of new Lae`apuki delta, which started yesterday at about 0800. Note dimly visible freely falling lava faucet.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Same view, but using digital telephoto.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Aerial view of inactive new ocean entry and its gray feeding flow. Old Lae`apuki delta extends to right edge of image. Width of new entry, about 100 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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West Highcastle lava delta, now only weakly active after an early morning of several entries off east side. Discoloration water, typical of delta areas and downcurrent drift, is caused by suspended sediment of glassy, water-quenched debris from entry points.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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