Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 31, 2019

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More photographs of the lower East Rift Zone flow field from Thursday overflight

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This photo looks south and shows the Cape Kumukahi lighthouse and Kapoho area. The 2018 lava flow is the dark region in the top half of the photo. Kapoho Crater is in the upper right hand corner. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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A close-up of the scalloped shoreline of the 2018 lava in the Kapoho Bay area. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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A wider view of the Kapoho area. In the lower left, quarrying is present in the red oxidized cinder of the 1960 eruption cone. Kapoho Crater, a prehistoric vent, is the vegetated cone in the center of the photo. The original village of Kapoho, destroyed in the 1960 eruption, was present in the area between the 1960 cone and Kapoho crater. At the top of the photo, fuming can be seen coming from the wide area of 2018 lava that covered the Kapoho Farm Lots subdivision. The Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland Hawai‘i subdivisions were also covered by 2018 lava, and were closer to the shoreline at the top of the image. Highway 132 road construction passes through the center of the photo, with the Four Corners area visible at the left edge. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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A view of Kapoho Crater. Green Lake was previously near the center of the crater, but was filled in by 2018 lava. Highway 132 road construction can be seen near the top of the photo. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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A view of the coastline near Pohoiki, showing the lava flows from May 2018, which were the first lava flows of the 2018 eruption to reach the ocean. Highway 137 has been recut through this flow to provide access to Pohoiki.

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View looking north of Leilani Estates subdivision, with Fissure 8 near the center of the photo. The main Fissure 8 flow extended north of the Fissure 8 vent, towards the upper right corner of the photo. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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View looking north, showing a close-up of the Fissure 8 cone. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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View looking east, showing the narrow lava channels from Fissures 6, 13, 20 and 22. These channel carried lava south to the ocean in May 2018. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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View looking northeast, showing the line of steaming areas that are present in the area west of Leilani Estates subdivision, around Ala‘ili Road. No lava reached the surface in this area, but magma presumably rose to a shallow level here during the 2018 eruption. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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View looking east showing the large perched lava channel on the Fissure 8 flow. Puna Geothermal Venture is in the upper left. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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A close-up of the perched lava channel on the Fissure 8 flow, in Leilani Estates subdivision. The bottom-left portion of the photo shows the drained channel floor, covered by the very last stages of sluggish lava erupted from Fissure 8. In the upper-right portion of the photo is the channel levee, which was built from numerous fluid pāhoehoe overflows. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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More photographs of Kīlauea summit from Thursday overflight

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A near-vertical view into Halema‘uma‘u, with the water pond at the bottom still in the shadow of early morning. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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A closer view of the water pond at the bottom of Halema‘uma‘u, looking north. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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View looking east across the eastern portion of Kīlauea caldera. The lower portion of the caldera floor, on the right side of the image, dropped during the 2018 collapse events. Prior to 2018, this portion of floor had been level with the portion of caldera floor visible in the left side of the photo. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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View looking north, showing the new fault scarp that developed during the 2018 caldera-floor collapse events. The scarp is about 150 m (500 feet) high. Volcano House is on the caldera rim in the upper right corner of the image, and Mauna Kea is visible in the distance. USGS photo by D. Becker.

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