Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 6, 2006

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East Lae`apuki lava delta and Petunia skylight

This is a photo of east across lava delta at East Lae`apuki.

Looking east across lava delta at East Lae`apuki. Note the cracks cutting the outer part of the delta. The cracks have formed in the last week or two as the delta has grown larger and become more unstable. Similar cracks cut the delta before its wholesale collapse on November 28, 2005. Steam (laze) rises at points where lava is entering the water.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo of Petunia skylight in roof of PKK lava tube, upper part of PKK flow.

Pretty Petunia skylight in roof of PKK lava tube, upper part of PKK flow. View looks downstream. Some of the lava visible through the skylight will eventually end up at East Lae`apuki 1-2 hr later.

(Public domain.)