Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 23, 2003

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Two views of breakout above Chain of Craters Road

Lava is flowing out of tumulus that photographer stands on

Lava is flowing out of tumulus that photographer stands on. Lava was apparently stored in tumulus before breaking out suddenly. People on tumulus could feel it cracking and shifting as it drained. Location is about 950 meters above Chain of Craters Road along west margin of Kohola flow.

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Slowing breakout moving from under its own crust

View upstream of slowing breakout, moving from under its own crust.

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