Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 18, 2004

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New vent at southeast base of Pu`u `O`o.

Early images of event that produced the new fissure at southeast base of Pu`u `O`o. These images were taken by David Jordan, a professional photographer, from top of Pu`u Huluhulu. Tilt records indicate that the cracking and eruption started at about 0550.

This is a photo of a glow from lava and new vent south of cone.

First good image David could get after mist cleared up. Glow from south (right) of cone comes from lava and new vent.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo of spots at incandescent cones in crater of Pu`u `O`o.

Spots at incandescent cones in crater of Pu`u `O`o contrast with broad glow from new vent and lava flow at southeast base of cone.

(Public domain.)

 

This is a photo of an aerial view of Pu`u `O`o looking northeast.

Aerial view of Pu`u `O`o looking northeast, showing location of new vent at base of cone (near right edge of image) relative to other prominent features. Crater floor is covered with fresh, dark lava flows. West Gap is apparent near left edge of image. Puka Nui is red gap and pit near center of image.

(Public domain.)

This is an aerial view looking west, showing fresh, black lava flow coming from vent at base of Pu`u `O`o.

Aerial view looking west, showing fresh, black lava flow coming from vent at base of Pu`u `O`o. Smoke and fume near left edge of image is from Amalgamated Bend shield.

(Public domain.)

 

This is a photo looking northeast at new vent and black lava flows it fed.

Looking northeast at new vent and black lava flows it fed.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo of channeled lava streams issuing from vent at base of cone.

Channeled lava streams issue from vent at base of cone.

(Public domain.)

 

This is a photo of an aerial view looking down southeast flank of Pu`u `O`o.

Aerial view looking down southeast flank of Pu`u `O`o, showing vent erupting lava and new flows. Note cracks in tephra on flank of cone.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo of a vent feeding lava from base of Pu`u `O`o.

Clear view of vent feeding lava from base of Pu`u `O`o. Note low spatter cone at vent.

(Public domain.)

 

This is a photo of a ground view looking up crack cutting flank of Pu`u `O`o.

Ground view looking up crack cutting flank of Pu`u `O`o, showing small spatter cone and lava rising to surface.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo looking down the crack toward a spatter cone.

Looking down the crack toward spatter cone.

(Public domain.)

 

This is a photo showing cracks, all new, on south flank of Pu`u `O`o.

Cracks, all new, on south flank of Pu`u `O`o. The cone is clearly unstable.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo of a photographer gives scale for erupting fissure and flanking blanket of fresh, black spatter.

Photographer gives scale for erupting fissure and flanking blanket of fresh, black spatter. Though sunny, rain coat provides protection from heat.

(Public domain.)