Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 5, 2005

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Photos of a Cookie Monster hornito, the Mother's Day lava tube, and a 3-meter high lava tree cast.

Through a puka in the side of the hornito

Through a puka in the side of the hornito...

View looking straight through a puka (hole) in the side of the hornito at the top of the Cookie Monster rootless shield; on the inactive Mother's Day tube. Large boulders are visible on the floor of the tube below.

(Public domain.)

The last incarnation of the Cookie Monster hornito

The last incarnation of the Cookie Monster hornito...

Looking up at the last incarnation of the Cookie Monster hornito, from inside the collapsed top of the Cookie Monster rootless shield, on the inactive Mother's Day tube.

(Public domain.)

The last lava to enter the tube

The last lava to enter the tube...

This low mound is the point at which lava, upwelling from below, entered the Mother's Day lava tube. As the tube system died, the last lava to enter the tube ponded at, and plugged, the conduit carrying lava into the tube.

(Public domain.)

3m high lava tree cast

3m high lava tree cast...

Lava tree cast, about 3 m high, in the 1965 flow uprift of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

(Public domain.)