Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 8, 2003

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Lava gushes down Pulama pali

 

Red-orange glow from surface flow

Glow from surface flow on upper part of Pulama pali. In lower right are parts of thick flow on top of steepest part of pali, poised to rush downward.

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lava starting to break out from cap

Telephoto image of lava starting to break out from cap on steepest part of pali

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lava starting to break out from cap

Same view as in upper right but 18 seconds later. Note how flow has widened (to estimated 20-25 meter width) and extended far down slope.

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lava starting to break out from cap

Same view 13 seconds later. Cascade has reached its maximum size. Over at least next 30 minutes, lava continued to flow but narrowed into a 3-5-meter-wide channel midway in earlier gush.

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