Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 1, 2003

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Eastern side of Kohola flow

 

Small toes advancing in tandem, with incandescent cracks in crust

Small toes advancing in tandem, with incandescent cracks in crust separating them. Grass burns at leading edge of flow, which is about 10 centimeters thick.

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Small toes advancing in tandem, with incandescent cracks in crust

Small toes advancing in tandem, with incandescent cracks in crust separating them. Grass burns at leading edge of flow, which is about 10 centimeters thick. View head-on

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Large toe of lava breaks out from inflating flow

Large toe of lava breaks out from inflating flow. Length of liquid toe, about 3 meters. Holei Pali in background.

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Large overturned blocks caused by methane explosion

Large overturned blocks frometers surface of flow under Kohola flow, evidence of horrendous methane explosion sometime in past few hours. Explosion occurred in advance of flow, which laps onto dislodged blocks. Largest block is 1.5 meters across.

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Photo with sun just over horizon. Sillouette of land in foreground.

That's the way it came from the camera, folks. Careful squinting can spot incandescent cracks in surface of Kohola flow (large view only).

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buried sign at Chain of Craters Road

Looking northeast along buried Chain of Craters Road. Small kipuka of road in distance. West Highcastle laze plume in upper right.

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buried no parking sign at Chain of Craters Road

No Parking sign at edge of buried turnaround at former end of Chain of Craters Road. During past 8 months, several hundred thousand visitors swung through this turnaround before parking and walking to the Mother's Day flow.

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Lava flow advancing

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