Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 9, 2003

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Breakout after inflation

 

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Lava issuing from breakout point on north side of rootless shield built on January 21 about 1.3 km southwest of center of Pu`u `O`o's crater. Breakout started between 0200 and 0257. Note figure in yellow raincoat just left of fume puff.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Looking left (downstream) from point of above image, showing lava moving in breakout.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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It is never too wet to tape a good scene. This image shows all-night videographer documenting new breakout after abrupt inflation of Pu`u `O`o.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Raincoated-figure examines crusted pad of lava choking former skylight--Okita Nuevo--on Mother's Day flow. This skylight was open before breakout started and is shown in images for August 8.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Edge of new breakout, sheetflow-like, covering older lava flow. Amount of steam indicates how wet it is.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Another view of lava that welled from Okita Nuevo skylight and now obscures the view into the tube below.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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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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