Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - December 27, 2011

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Near-vertical view of lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u and ocean entry at West Ka‘ili‘ili.

Near-vertical view of lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u and ocean entry at West Ka‘ili‘ili

Near-vertical view of lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u and ocean entry at ...

This near-vertical view from the helicopter shows the surface of the lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u.

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One of the individual streams of lava cascading over the sea cliff,...

One of the individual streams of lava cascading over the sea cliff, producing a thick steam plume at the water's edge.

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This skylight provided a clear view of the lava stream inside the l...

This skylight provided a clear view of the lava stream inside the lava tube on today's overflight, and a swiftly moving current could easily be seen.

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This thermal image shows the western portion of the West Ka‘ili‘ili...

This thermal image shows the western portion of the West Ka‘ili‘ili ocean entry, which hosts numerous small entry points. Active breakouts can be seen on the coastal plain along the west margin of the flow field.

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View of scattered pāhoehoe lobes and toes on the coastal plain, jus...

View of scattered pāhoehoe lobes and toes on the coastal plain, just inland from the ocean entry.

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