Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 13, 2003

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Start and finish of Mother's Day flow


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Skylight in main Mother's Day tube not far below place where lava first enters the tube. Figures in distance are measuring flux of lava in tube using a VLF instrument.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Eastern two-thirds of Highcastle lava delta. Point on delta is main entry point for lava into water.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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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.

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