Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 28, 2003

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Over the top of a tumulus

 

Lava pours down flank of 4-meter-high tumulus

Lava pours down flank of 4-meter-high tumulus in old (>600 year) flow. Lava comes frometers interior of Kohola flow, which banked against north side of tumulus, inflated over the top, and now spills down steep south side. Width of view, 6 meters.

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View looks into mouth of inflated flow

Fourteen minutes later, new stream pours from interior of inflated flow down flank of tumulus. View looks into mouth of inflated flow, partly evacuated by lava spilling out. Crust on inflated flow can be considered as roof of partly filled lava tube. Width of stream, about 1 meter.

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