Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 26, 2010

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Narrow finger reached the ocean and lava exiting the tube poured onto growing delta

Image: Lava Flow into Ocean

A narrow finger of lava reached the ocean just after 2 pm yesterday. By this afternoon the lava had built a small delta, barely visible through the thick steam plume. Lava also remained active on the coastal plain, close to residences in Kalapana.

(Credit: Tim Orr, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.)

 

Image: Lava Exiting Lava Tube

Lava exited the tube at the sea cliff and poured out onto the growing delta.

(Credit: Tim Orr, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.)

Image: Burned Vegetation By Lava

The finger of lava that reached the ocean yesterday took out numerous trees on its path to the water. This coconut palm was one of many burned and fallen.

(Credit: Tim Orr, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.)