Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - December 13, 2011

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Small streams of lava cascading over the sea cliff, and entering the ocean.

Small streams of lava cascading over the sea cliff, and entering the ocean

Small streams of lava cascading over the sea cliff, and entering th...

The current lava flow, coming down the pali and traversing the coastal plain, reached the ocean late last week. The ocean entry point is within the National Park, near its eastern border. Today, numerous small streams of lava were cascading over the sea cliff, and lava entering the water was starting to build a small delta.

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This photograph shows two channels of lava coming over the sea clif...

This photograph shows two channels of lava coming over the sea cliff, reaching the new lava delta.

(Public domain.)