Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 20, 2003

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Burning `ohi`a tree surrounded by lava at southwest corner of Kohola flow on coastal flat. In upper right are distant cascades down Holei Pali, 850 meters away.

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Same tree as in above image, but 14 minutes later. One trunk of tree has fallen onto crusted flow with incandescent areas. Standing trunk is about 2 meters high.

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Crusting breakout from flow that surrounded tree (upper left).

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Looking up Kohola from its southwest terminus, showing cascade on Holei Pali in background. All lava in image comes from Kohola arm of Mothers' Day flow, but cascades are in separate branch from that which feeds foreground lava. Main tube in Kohola is above cascades and carries lava farther east (right) than shown in image. The tube descends Paliuli and feeds flow on coastal flat that spreads southwestward, to area shown in photograph, as well as southeastward.

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Breakout near southwest front of Kohola, oozing along through sparse grassland. Visitors in distance admire another breakout. View looks west, with distant Holei Pali in upper right.

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Heat shimmer above breakout blurs visitors in distance. View looks upstream, toward Pulama pali. Lava flows around tumulus in several-hundred-year-old pahoehoe flow.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Lava snaking around another small tumulus in old flow. Cascade on Holei Pali in background. Width of active front, about 1.5 meters.

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Head-on view of breakout curving around old tumulus and burning grass at active front. Cascade on Holei Pali in background. Width of incandescence, 3-4 meters.

(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

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