Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 1, 2004

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Banana ocean entry

This is a photo of Banana ocean entry.

Looking west at Banana ocean entry. Lava enters the water at several places along the front of the 1.5-yr-old Wilipe`a lava delta. Note the numerous breakouts in the Banana flow on the surface of the delta.

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This is a photo of Banana ocean entry.

Somewhat wider view of same, with person for scale.

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This is a photo of three entry points along front of Banana flow.

Closer view of three entry points along front of Banana flow. Each entry is 1-3 m wide.

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This is a photo of Wilipe`a delta at lava falls.

Looking across Wilipe`a delta at lava falls in distance on cliff at front of Wilipe`a delta. See right image below for closer view.

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This is a photo of several breakouts sweep down front of Wilipe`a delta into the Pacific.

Several breakouts sweep down front of Wilipe`a delta into the Pacific. View looks northeast from near lava falls in right image.

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This is a photo of several breakouts sweep down front of Wilipe`a delta into the Pacific.

Lava falls show in right image above. Lava hits a newly(?) forming delta, pours down it, and finally freefalls into water. Height of falls, about 7 m.

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This is a photo of a slender cascade of lava down old sea cliff onto surface of Wilipe`a delta.

Slender cascade of lava down old sea cliff onto surface of Wilipe`a delta. Note breakout in new flow near right corner. Height of old sea cliff, 8-10 m.

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This is a photo of lava gushing down cliff on Wilipe`a delta.

Lava gushes down cliff 3-4 m tall on Wilipe`a delta, some 30 m from front of delta.

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This is a photo of small delta forming as lava as it extends to shoreline.

Daylight view from location of camera in first 4 images today. Note small delta forming as lava extends shoreline outward. Note also steaming rock stranded on beach in lower center of image. This rock is crust broken by surf from lava and floated onshore, where it grounded as water receded. Rock is 75-100 cm across.

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This is a photo of small delta forming as lava as it extends to shoreline.

Similar view as in left image but showing more clearly relation of newly forming delta to strand line. Many other steaming rocks are visible, including one large one in upper center.

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