Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 9, 2018

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Kīlauea summit collapse continues

small ash cloud rising from a recent crater collapse

Small, ash-poor plume associated with the summit collapse explosion event at 9:20 a.m. HST. The pinkish gray plume can be seen on left side of image near the ground.

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Poor weather and an active ocean entry in Kīlauea Volcano's Lower East Rift Zone

Rain over a lava flow area

This photograph taken during this morning's overflight shows heavy, localized rain at fissure 8 in Leilani Estates.

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Crusted over lava flow

The lower section of the fissure 8 lava channel appears to be almost completely crusted over, and the lava level in the channel was lower during this morning's overflight.

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Lava running past a residential area

Fissure 8 and Leilani Estates viewed from the south. Houses in the foreground are located in the southern portion of Leilani Estates. Fissure 8 and surrounding lava and tephradeposits are shrouded in steam, caused by rain water being heated by the warm deposits. 

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Lava entering the ocean through steam

Lava entering the ocean as seen through steam and rain early this morning.

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Laze plume from ocean entry

Southern end of the active fissure 8 flow margin north of the Analannui Park, known as the warm ponds. The flow margin is estimated to be about 500 m (0.3 mi) from the park.

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