Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 18, 2003

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West end of Kohola ocean entry

 

Cascade and lava falls over sea cliff

Cascade and lava falls, 8 meters high, over sea cliff at west end of Kohola ocean entry. Soon after this image was taken, a gush destroyed upper part of cascade, but the wound was quickly healed and the cascade-falls continued to play for more than 1.5 hr thereafter.

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Cascade and lava falls over sea cliff

Lower part of same falls, but one hour later. Note that drapery and a stalactite-like mass is forming like candle wax from dribble left of main falls. Note too the fan or pedestal starting to build at base of falls.

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Photographer silhouetted by glow from lava falls

Photographer silhouetted by glow from lava falls shown above and burned out in this image.

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Gushing lava at top of cascade

Gushing lava at top of cascade. Width of upper stream, about 4 meters. Lava gushed out suddenly and fed broad cascade and falls, which, over a few minutes, settled back down to the size shown above.

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Lobe of lava plunging to beach below

Lobe of lava moving along west edge of flow reached top of sea cliff and began plunging to beach below. This image was taken several minutes after the falls began. Liquid lava is 2-4 meters wide.

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Two lava falls

Two lava falls at Kohola. Distant is that shown above. Close is that shown to left.

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Cascade and lava falls over sea cliff

Lower part of same falls, but one hour later. Note that drapery and a stalactite-like mass is forming like candle wax from dribble left of main falls. Note too the fan or pedestal starting to build at base of falls.

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Close-up of base of falls showing pedestal and grotto

Close-up of base of falls, showing pedestal and grotto behind.

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Photographer shooting main cascade and falls soon after daybreak.

Photographer shooting main cascade and falls soon after daybreak.

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Cascade-falls and through steam

Looking northeast along sea cliff, showing main cascade-falls and, through steam in distance, three other, smaller, cascades (visible best in large image). Small lava delta forms rightmost point below cliff.

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Cascade and lava falls over sea cliff
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Cascade and lava falls

Cascade and lava falls, 8 meters high, over sea cliff at west end of Kohola ocean entry. Soon after this image was taken, a gush destroyed upper part of cascade, but the wound was quickly healed and the cascade-falls continued to play for more than 1.5 hr thereafter.

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Map shows lava flows erupted during the 1983-February 17, 2003

Map shows lava flows erupted during the 1983-present activity of Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha. The most recent--and ongoing--activity has produced the lender, dark red flow along western edge of flow field. This flow entered the sea late on Valentine's Day to form the Kohola ocean entry. Lava is actively widening the flow on February 17, and the western arm is nearing the

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