Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 17, 2002

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Views of 2220' rootless shield and 2300' growing hornito

photo of lava

Aerial view of one flank of the 2220-foot rootless shield, with a low bubbler in upper right and oozing lava near base of scene. The texture of the flow surface appears almost silken.

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photo of lava

Spirelike hornito silhouetted against fume (center of view) towers above surrounding flows. The hornito is built at the 2300-foot skylight on the main tube carrying lava from Pu`u `O`o (right of view) to the coast.

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photo of lava

The hornito is now a doublet, 5-6 meters high, unusually steep and very fragile. Spatter from openings in the roof of the lava tube has been building the hornito for the past week and a half. Hissing, incandescent opening is hidden between the two spires. Compare with views in this collection of same hornito taken on January 11 and with its predecessor on January 4.

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