Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 29, 2003

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Verrrry layyyyzeeee Friday at southeast tip of Kohola

 

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Small breakout at southeast tip of Kohola at end of park's trail on coastal flat, about 540 meters from Wilipe`a lava delta. Lava toe is about 2 meters wide.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Stretched bubbles are apparent in this close-up of oozing toe. Width, about 40 centimeters s .

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

photo of lave

Small breakout slouching toward nothing (with apologies to Joan Didion). Lava oozes from southeast tip of Kohola and looks for place to go, finding one along crease between earlier toes. Incandescent finger about 1 meter long.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Same lazy ooze, with incandescence from active toe reflecting off niche at base of earlier lobe. Width of image, 3-4 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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