Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 5, 2004

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In and out of Pu`u `O`o

This is an aerial view looking southwest of two cones at East Pond Vent and January Vent.

Aerial view looking southwest of two cones at East Pond Vent and, barely visible in fume, incandescent January Vent, all in Pu`u `O`o's crater. Steam comes from recent rain.

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This is a photo of incandescent vents in South Wall Complex.

Looking west at incandescent vents in South Wall Complex. Scallop in crater wall above complex is scar left by collapse on March 3. At south base of Pu`u `O`o (near left edge of image) is spattering vent at MLK complex (best seen in large image). In background is Puka Nui gap and, in front of gap, new cone built over Dave's Pit Vent.

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This is an aerial view looking southwest over shoulder of Pu`u `O`o onto flow field south of cone.

Aerial view looking southwest over shoulder of Pu`u `O`o onto flow field south of cone. Spattering vent of MLK complex is just left and below center of image. Two different flows are evident, one starting from vent (old lava tube?) downstream from spattering vent, and the other--mostly hidden by fume--farther left.

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This is a photo of two lava flows.

Clearer view of the two lava flows. Note how each emerges from different vent. Longer flow possibly comes from old lava tube.

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This is a photo of lava flow south of Pu`u `O`o.

View of longer lava flow south of Pu`u `O`o. Maximum width of stream, 5-7 m.

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This is a photo of lava at spattering vent of MLK complex.

Preparing to sample lava at spattering vent of MLK complex--same vent as shown in left image above.

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