Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 25, 2003

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Lava toes 175 m above Chain of Craters Road

 

Elongate toes of lava ooze from  flow

As saggy as sea lions flaked out on a beach, elongate toes of lava ooze from Kohola flow and enjoy sunrise. Width of view, about 6 meters.

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Elongate toes on gentle slope of breakout.

More elongate toes on gentle slope of breakout. Width of view, about 6 meters.

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Small breakouts move away from tumulus in old flow. Bush on fire

Small breakouts move away from tumulus in old flow. Note fire in bushy tree on tumulus. Same set of lava toes as in images above.

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Near view of flat toe

Near view of flat toe moving across quite flat surface. Note that lava at moving front of toe is emerging from base and cooling as it rises. Flaming grass at front of another toe. Width of view, about 2 meters.

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Spreading crust atop toe

Spreading crust atop toe shown in right image above. Spreading is toward lower right, as shown by shape of wrinkles, and is pulling folded crust away from "stable" crust along incandescent zone. Width of view, about 1 meters.

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Moving lava toe split by, and now enveloping, clump of grass

Moving lava toe split by, and now enveloping, clump of grass. Note ash from burned grass on crust of toe. Width of view, about 1.5 meters.

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Ground-level view of lava oozing from under crust

Ground-level view of lava oozing from under crust at front of small toe. Width of view, about 50 centimeters.

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Two toes of lava meeting at burning grass clump

Two toes of lava meeting at burning grass clump, with small shrub just catching fire. Width of view, about 1.5 meters.

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