Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 12, 2003

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Lincoln's Birthday lava nears road

Lava tongue moving across coastal flat

Afternoon view of lava tongue moving across coastal flat within shouting distance of Chain of Craters Road. Grass and brush are no match for lava.

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Lava flow moves past defoliated `ohi`a tree

Thin lava flow moves past defoliated `ohi`a tree on coastal flat about 550 meters frometers Chain of Craters Road

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Tree front-lighted by lava flow

Another `ohi`a front-lighted by lava flow with pahoehoe crust, near site of left image.

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5 lava streams emerging from crust and merging

Quintuplets emerging from crust and merging into one lava stream on which crust quickly develops. Width of stream, about 2 meters.

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Lava oozing across gently rolling grassland with scrub

Lava oozing across gently rolling grassland with scrub `ohi`a.

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Toe of lava breaks from margin of flow

Toe of lava breaks from margin of flow near Chain of Craters Road. Note small fires set by flow.

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Lava blocked by vegetation

Lava blocked by vegetated tumulus (upper left), inflating, and breaking out in small toes. This blockage is only temporary, as lava found its way around tumulus and continued traveling toward Chain of Craters Road.

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