Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 1, 2003

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This 'n that at Highcastle

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A minute or two after lava has broken from beneath crust and started to cascade down sea cliff at Highcastle. Crust at very top of image is point of breakout at top of cliff. Lava is gushing out, not simply oozing. Its volume is small, however, so only a weak cascade ultimately develops. Width of flowing lava, about 1.5 meters.

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Upper part of cascade is now two streams that flow around cooler crust (see left image for early version of that crust) and join below.

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Same cascade as above, in context of Highcastle entry. Steam rises from entry point. Lava flow covers old beach and has built a narrow delta beyond. Lava flows under crust across buried beach to point of entry.

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About 13 minutes after cascade began, it has obviously slackened in both flux and vigor. Image taken from same place as first image above but at less magnification. Width of flowing lava, about 80 centimeters.

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Views of arching, solidified toe of pahoehoe in breakout just above Highcastle sea cliff. You can make up your own pet name for this stony creature. Length of toe in image, 30 centimeters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Views of arching, solidified toe of pahoehoe in breakout just above Highcastle sea cliff. You can make up your own pet name for this stony creature. Length of toe in image, 30 centimeters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Two strands of flowing lava come together to form single cascade on upper part of old sea cliff at Highcastle. Still taken at 0546 shows same scene.

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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.

Most recent--and ongoing--activity has produced two flows, one along western edge of flow

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