Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 24, 2003

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Sunrise and breakouts on a fine Sunday morning

 

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Breakout near southeast corner of Kohola on coastal flat, at early sunrise with sliver of moon in halo.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Sunrise over another breakout in same general area as above image.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Lava emerges from under crust at top of image and flows along crease between two inflated areas. Crust formed on gentle slope, but lava breaks out from under it as slope increases. Incandescent toe is about 50 centimeters s across.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Another breakout, showing rather rapid movement into crease between earlier toes. Width of image, about 2 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Front of wide breakout in Kohola arm of Mother's Day flow on coastal flat. Lava in foreground is supplied through a tube down Pulama pali and Paliuli. White fume from upper center of image comes from this tube, which angles downslope from upper left. Fume is from top of Paliuli; above looms Pulama pali and, to left, Holei Pali.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Same breakout as in above image, but wider view looking toward pali systemeters. Fume in above image is at right edge of this image. Two bare areas on pali indicate different vintages of Kohola. That to right (with fume) became active earlier in summer; that above shows flow that dropped over Holei Pali and thence Paliuli within past 3 weeks. This morning, two small areas of surface lava are in the left bare area at top of Paliuli.

(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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