Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 28, 2017

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Open lava stream continues at ocean entry

Open lava stream continues at ocean entry...

An open lava stream continues to pour out of the lava tube, perched high on the sea cliff, and into the ocean. The stream was remarkably steady today, but produced pulsating littoral explosions that threw spatter onto the sea cliff.

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A wider view of the ocean entry....

A wider view of the ocean entry.

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Near the base of the lava stream, just above where it impacted the ...

Near the base of the lava stream, just above where it impacted the water, there were commonly ripples in the stream, suggesting this was a narrow sheet of lava. These ripples can be seen on the lower right side of the lava stream. A few small, steaming clasts thrown up by a small littoral explosion are visible in front of the stream.

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A close up of the stream near the spot where it exits the tube. Th...

A close up of the stream near the spot where it exits the tube. This view was only possible with a very high magnification lens.

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This video shows a wider view of the open lava stream at the ocean ...

This video shows a wider view of the open lava stream at the ocean entry, and the frequent littoral explosions.

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This video shows a close-up of the base of the lava stream, where r...

This video shows a close-up of the base of the lava stream, where ripples in the narrow sheet of lava are visible.

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