Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 13, 2003

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Lava very near road...and then on the road

Lava stream flowing against tumulus

Lava stream flowing against tumulus (site of photographer), burning grass that generates smoke to be lighted by incandescence of lava. Width of view, about 10 meters.

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Dawn sky overlooks front of lava flow

Dawn sky overlooks front of flow within 70 meters of Chain of Craters Road.

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Lava flow moving toward road

Flow moving toward road, location of which is indicated by signs in upper center of image.

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Laze plume over lava flow

Frometers near site of left image, showing laze plume frometers West Highcastle lava delta 1.75 kilometers to east.

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Lava flow moving through grass and brush

Another view of front of flow, moving through grass and brush.

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Large tree in front of advancing flow.

Large `ohi`a in front of advancing flow.

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Large tree starting to catch fire as lava nears

Same `ohi`a, just starting to burn as lava nears it. In background, note remaining shed at end of road (the one with the tables, for those who've been there.)

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Large tree in middle of lava flow burning

Same `ohi`a as shown above, still standing but now in middle of flow, which continues its advance toward road.

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Front of flow approaching road and hut

View showing front of flow 60 meters frometers road and remaining hut (along edge of road in background). The speed-limit sign is a reminder of times past.

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Lava flowing over asphalt

Lava finally reached road at 1005 and by 1100, when this photo was taken, it was burning asphalt and creating a witches brew of gases.

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Asphalt overtakes are where visitor hut and restrooms were located

Lava finally reached road at 1005 and by 1100, when this photo was taken, it was burning asphalt and creating a witches brew of gases.

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Lava flowing over asphalt

Workers successfully moved the remaining visitor hut and two restrooms as lava crossed road. Site of hut in right image was covered by lava at 1500.

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Workers moved visitor hut and restrooms

Workers successfully moved the remaining visitor hut and two restrooms as lava crossed road. Site of hut in right image was covered by lava at 1500.

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