Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 31, 2003

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Lava on the pali and at the road

Photo of toe of lava

Long surface flow on Pulama pali, part of main Mother's Day flow, casts bright glow into misty sky.

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Photo of toe of lava

Visitors at point where, overnight, lava barely crept onto shoulder of Chain of Craters Road. Compare with upper right image taken on March 30.

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Photo of toe of lava

Visitors stroll along pavement of Chain of Craters Road as lava breaks out from inflating flow a few meters away. This site is very near that of large methane explosions shown in upper right image.

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Photo of toe of lava

Developing lava toe from exactly same tripod setup and camera magnification. Note the grass stem in both images. Width of image, about 50 centimeters. Lava is pouring from break in crust of inflating flow (off top of image) and just touching flat, grassy surface. Note how wrinkles in crust are barely forming.

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Photo of toe of lava

Fifty seconds later, crust has cooled, thickened, and developed definite corrugations as free flow of lava is impeded by flat, grassy surface.

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Photo of toe of lava

Two views of sheet flow spilling down front of Kohola flow near Chain of Craters Road. Wrinkles are starting to form as flow just touches flat surface and slows. Width of front of stream, about 40 centimeters.

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Photo of toe of lava

Long surface flow on Pulama pali, part of main Mother's Day flow, casts bright glow into misty sky.

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