Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 5, 2003

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Upper flow field

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Small hornito in West Gap Pit, west of crater of Pu`u `O`o. Hornito is about 50 centimeters high.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

 

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Tongues of lava breaking out of upper Mother's Day flow at 2300-foot elevation. This lava, which has been stored in inflating flow and has cooled slightly and lost some gas, will solidify to dense "blue pahoehoe."

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Aerial view looking north-northeast across Highcastle entry area. Lava delta is small, building out from beach that is now covered by new flow. To west, the Highcastle and West Highcastle areas blend into one.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Looking west into crater of Pu`u `O`o, showing several heavily fuming old spatter cones and other vents.

(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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