Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 28, 2018

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Activity continues at Kīlauea Volcano

Lava flowing out of fissure

Early morning view of Fissure 8. Lava roils and pours out of the spatter cone into the open channel.

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Night view of fissure 8

Night view of the lava channel toward fissure 8 under a nearly full moon. This image was taken from an observation point near the right-hand bend in the channel where it turns southward around Kapoho Crater. The silhouetted volcanic cone in the center is Halekamahina, located south of the channel and about 6.4 km (4 mi) northeast of fissure 8.

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Ocean entry

View of the ocean entry (lower left) from this morning's overflight. Lava was entering the ocean across a broad area primarily on the north part of the lava delta. Upslope along the northern margin of the flow field, lava is still oozing from several points in the area of Kapoho Beach Lots. Fissure 8 lava fountain in the upper left. Note southward bend in the lava channelaround Kapoho Crater.

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Lava flowing into residential area

Near the coast, the northern margin of the lava flow field is still oozing fresh lava at several points in the area of Kapoho Beach Lots. Smoke marks locations where lava is burning vegetation.

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Ongoing subsidence of Kīlauea's Crater floor

Comparison of two photos

Comparison of photographs taken on June 13 and 26 from near Keanakāko'i Crater overlook in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park shows a subsidence scarp that formed as the Kīlauea Crater floor subsided. Scientists estimate the dramatic dropping of the crater floor in this area occurred sometime between June 23 and 26. The view is to the west. Halema‘uma‘u crater is in upper right.

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subsidence shown as an animation

This animated GIF shows a timelapse sequence consisting of one image per day between June 13 and 24. The photos were taken from the southern caldera rim, near Keanakāko‘i Crater, and look north towards HVO and Jaggar Museum. The sequence shows the dramatic subsidence of the caldera floor, along with the development of scarps east of Halema‘uma‘u. Also, you can see a small crack develop in the foreground, at the bottom of the image.

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