Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 31, 2003

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Kohola lava on coastal flat

 

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Small toe of lava developing wrinkled crust in western finger of Kohola armeters. Toe is about 50 centimeters wide.

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Lava debouching from front of inflating flow and burning grass. Note wrinkled crust formed where lava slows on gentle slope. Toe is about 40 centimeters wide.

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Tracks of flying embers (left center) reach downwind from burning grass along edge of active breakout. The golden tracks, ephemeral though they may be, are remindful of coarse Pele's hair.

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Stream of lava issues from inflating flow, burning grass and creating embers whose tracks look like scratches on filmeters. Stream is about 3 meters long.

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Front of stream in below image above, sluggish and nearly stagnant. Note deeply corrugated crust Width of view, about 3 meters.

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Edge of moderately large breakout moving down gentle slope as series of interconnected toes. Active breakout is 20-30 centimeters thick.

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Map of lava-flow field, Kilauea Volcano
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Maps of lava-flow field, Kilauea Volcano

Map shows lava flows erupted during 1983-present activity of Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha. Red colors, both dark and light, denote Mother's Day flow, which began erupting on May 12, 2002 and continues to the present. The darkest color represents flows active since January 21, 2003.

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