Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 26, 2018

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Kīlauea Lower East Rift Zone

 

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Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the channel leading northeastward from the vent. This north-facing view of the cone, vent, and proximal channel was taken during this morning's overflight.

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At the coast, the lava flow in the Ahalanui area remains less than 0.1 miles from the Pohoiki boat ramp (left of center in this photo). The active ocean entry is a few hundred yards east (right) of this photograph.

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Pulses of lava from the fissure 8 vent sometimes occur every few minutes. These photographs, taken over a period of about 4 minutes, show the changes that occur during these pulses. Initially, lava within the channel is almost out of sight. A pulse in the system then creates a banked lava flow that throws spatter (fragments of molten lava) onto the channel margin. After the third photo was taken, the lava level again decreased to nearly out of sight.

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Color photograph of lava at night

Nighttime view of fissure 8 lava as it exits the vent and feeds into the channel.

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