Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 6, 2003

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More breakouts in Kohola flow

 

Toes of lava along edge of flow

Toes of lava along edge of Kohola flow within 50 meters of ocean. Lava is leaving toes mainly along ground surface. Width of view, about 5 meters.

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Actively expanding and advancing toe coming from under crust

Actively expanding and advancing toe, coming from under crust along edge of Kohola flow. Width of view, about 2 meters.

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Curling toe with stretched skin and bubbles.

Curling toe, same one as at bottom of upper right image. Note stretched skin and bubbles. Width of view, about 50 centimeters.

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Lava starting to escape from crack

Lava starting to escape from crack developed in inflating Kohola flow. Note how crust has been uplifted along crack (background is higher than foreground), owing to pressurized lava. Width of view, about 2 meters.

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Looking upstream at stream of lava that broke out from under crust

Looking upstream at stream of lava that broke out from under crust at upper right from inflation crack. Width of view nearest camera, about 2.5 meters.

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Stream of lava pouring across flow.

Stream of lava pouring across Kohola flow. Relief is about 5 m; width of stream nearest camera, about 1.5 meters.

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Slowing moving toe of lava at tip of active breakout

Slowing moving toe of lava at tip of active breakout shown in upper right.. Width of view, about 1.5 meters.

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Two people looking at lava. Ocean in background

Looking downstream, showing notch where lava is anticipated to plunge over sea cliff if it makes it that far. West end of Wilipe`a lava delta is left of notch. Steam rises from hot front of delta recently exposed to water by collapse.

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March 6, 2003

Lava moving rapidly

Toe of lava moving fairly rapidly down moderate slope along edge of Kohola flow. Note that lava moves more rapidly at top than at base of toe, in contrast to lava in video for March 1, which was moving across nearly flat ground. Note also developing wrinkles in moving crust.

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Lava burning bush

Lava moving down rather steep slope and burning bush at snout of stream. Width of burning bush, about 1 m.

Map shows lava flows erupted during the 1983
February 17, 2003

Map shows lava flows erupted during the 1983-February 17, 2003

Map shows lava flows erupted during the 1983-present activity of Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha. The most recent--and ongoing--activity has produced the lender, dark red flow along western edge of flow field. This flow entered the sea late on Valentine's Day to form the Kohola ocean entry. Lava is actively widening the flow on February 17, and the western arm is nearing the

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