Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 22, 2018

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Halema‘uma‘u Crater continues to subside and enlarge

Halema‘uma‘u Crater continues to subside and enlarge...

View of Kīlauea's Halema'uma'u Crater at 8:30 AM on June 22. Downdropped benches are clearly visible delineated by steam.

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Lower East Rift Zone eruption continues

Lava fountaining with lava channel flowing away

Lava continues to erupt at a high rate from Fissure 8 and flow within the established channel to the ocean. No channel overflows were observed during this morning's overflight. The fountains have built a horseshoe-shaped cone as lava fragments are intermittently hurled onto and over the growing rim. Lava exiting the cone forms a series of standing waves in the uppermost section of the channel.

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Aerial of lava channel

Early morning view of the open lava channelbeginning about 5 km (3.1 miles) from Fissure 8. The channel bends 90 degrees to the south (right) on the far side of Kapoho Crater (cone in middle) and continues to the ocean where the steam plume is visible in middle right. Somewhat cooled (dark) crusts on the lava flowsurface are visible in the central part of the flow, contrasting with the incandescent edges in the early morning light.

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