Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 4, 2003

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Highcastle lava delta and breakouts inland

 

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Rising sun behind laze plume from ocean entry at Highcastle lava delta.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Wide-angle view of Highcastle lava delta looking southwest, taken from same point as first image of May 25 and last image of May 22. Compare with those images to see widening of lava delta.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Family of lava toes breaking out from sluggish Highcastle lobe 450 meters inland from Highcastle delta.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Close view of two small toes moving down moderate local slope, taken from ground view. Width of moving lava, about 0.6 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Ground-level view of leftmost toe in right image above, but too close for comfort. Lava is dropping into small depression. Width of dropping toe, 20 centimeters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Visitor from Chicago enjoying his last day in Hawai`i, observing channeled breakout along east margin of Highcastle lobe 450 meters inland of lava delta.

(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

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