Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 28, 2003

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Highcastle lava delta


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View of Highcastle lava delta from northeast. Lava is entering water only at steaming tip of delta, which is 100 meters from old sea cliff. Delta is 300 meters long parallel to cliff.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Narrow stream of lava, 5-6 meters high, can barely be seen in large image. Presumably other streams are active in steaming area on west side of tip

(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