Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 14, 2003

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Gushing breakout below Full Strawberry Moon

 

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Small breakout near top of old sea cliff at Highcastle. Full Strawberry Moon trying to duck below cloud.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Minutes later, lava gushes from a large mound and pours down upper part of old sea cliff. The start of the gush, about 50 seconds before image was taken, was accompanied by loud cracking sounds as the crust gave way. Longest stream is about 1.3 meters wide.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Less than a minute after gush started, its stream is dropping down cliff along a broad front. Width of stream, about 2 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Fifteen seconds later, wider view gives perspective of lava torrent with delta in background.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)