Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 16, 2003

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Just another family of breakouts

 

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Lava flows to surface from inflating flow in background and fills in depression between two low tumuli. Width of lava, about 6 meters. Note incandescent spots on Pulama pali. Those near right edge are in east-side lobe of main Mother's Day flow. Those near left edge (faint) are in Kohola arm just below elbow.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Similar to above image, but with more light to give view of pali. Near top right corner, fume rises from east-side lobe of main Mother's Day flow. Dark flow on pali in upper center is old west lobe of Kohola; lighter gray flow on pali in upper left is newer west lobe, the one that cascaded down Holei Pali last week.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Looking east across breakout area shown above. Lava breaks out of tumulus to left. Width of nearest lava toe, about 2 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Looking west across breakout area shown above. Depression being filled by lava is clearly shown. Lava emerges from tumulus to right. Holei Pali, near where Chain of Craters Road switchbacks, in distance.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Two small toes from area shown above abutting as they flow into depression. Width of lava, about 1 meter.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Wrinkles forming festoon in crust on toe emerging from under crust and flowing into depression near site of above image. Width of festoon, about 1 meter.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Map of lava-flow field, Kilauea Volcano
May 16, 2003

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

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