Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 15, 2003

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Small hornitos above upper Mother's Day tube


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Tiny hornitos (carlitos) in front of small hornito, roof of Mother's Day tube in area of former Cookie Monster skylight. Incandescent openings are a few centimeters s across.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Closer view of tiny hornito in obviously treacherous area. Such hornitos form by spitting of lava out of tube below. Pele's hair sometimes forms by this process. Coarse hair is visible in large image.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Map of lava-flow field, Kilauea Volcano
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Maps of lava-flow field, Kilauea Volcano

Map shows lava flows erupted during 1983-present activity of Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha. Red colors, both dark and light, denote Mother's Day flow, which began erupting on May 12, 2002 and continues to the present. The darkest color represents flows active since January 21, 2003.

Most recent--and ongoing--activity has produced two flows, one along western edge of flow