Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 26, 2003

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Lava in Kohola flow near huge ahu

 

Photo of toe of lava

Toe of lava working its way down moderate slope frometers breakout point in inflating Kohola flow, 50 meters frometers huge ahu. Width of toe front, about 1 meters.

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Photo of toe of lava

Width of toe front, about 1 meters. 0616. Right. Same toe as in left image but almost 4 minutes later, poised to drop into small crack. Width of front, about 20 centimeters.

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Photo of toe of lava

Same toe as above right but 10 seconds later, just after lava started to drop slowly into crack. Note that wrinkles are already forming in crust, as lava abuts against opposite side of crack 0619:55.

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Photo of dead tree and lava

Huge ahu and dead `ohi`a tree in small kipuka surrounded by Kohola flow. An ahu is a pile of rocks; most ahu are less than 1 meter high. This one is 2 meters high and serves as a marker along a land boundary. This ahu has been a landmark for years; it is now endangered as the surrounding Kohola flow inflates and nears it.

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