Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 6, 2011

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Videos and photos of fissure eruptions.

Video showing lava pouring from the fissure into a seemingly bottomless crack

This video shows lava pouring from the fissure into a seemingly bottomless crack. Napau Crater in the background. Helicopter for scale.

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Video showing spattering from the most persistent vent of the day just west of the base of Pu'u 'O 'o near the northeastern end of the fissure system.

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Lava spatters above the fissure just west of the base of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Image: Lava Spatters Above The Fissure

Lava spatters above the fissure just west of the base of Pu'u 'O 'o.

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Early morning view of the fissure eruption between Nāpau Crater and...

Early morning view of the fissure eruption between Nāpau Crater and Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. View is to the northwest. Fume from the eruptive vent in Halema‘uma‘u can be seen at upper right against the dark mass of Mauna Loa.

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Most of the day's activity was focused at this vent, around which a...

Most of the day's activity was focused at this vent, around which a low cone was forming. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is visible in the background to the northeast.

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Lava pours from the fissure just after daybreak and cascades out of...

Lava pours from the fissure just after daybreak and cascades out of sight into a deep crack. HVO geologist near upper right for perspective.

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A portion of charred, lava covered forest along the east rift zone,...

A portion of charred, lava covered forest along the east rift zone, from the initial fissure eruption that began yesterday evening (March 5).

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A small fissure eruption between Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater and Nāpau, extend...

A small fissure eruption between Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater and Nāpau, extending 100 m long (330 ft) and spattering 20 m (66 ft) high.

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This fissure is erupting 1.5 km (0.9 mi) west of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater. ...

This fissure is erupting 1.5 km (0.9 mi) west of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater. You can view this eruption on the new Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō to Nāpau Crater webcam installed today!

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A close-up of the fissure just west of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater. Spatter wa...

A close-up of the fissure just west of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater. Spatter was reaching heights of 40 m (130 ft).

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Photo taken at dawn of a fissure erupting between Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater ...

Photo taken at dawn of a fissure erupting between Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater and Nāpau.

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This fissure began in the early hours of March 6, erupting spatter ...

This fissure began in the early hours of March 6, erupting spatter and producing lava flows.

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Spatter reaching up to 30 m (100 ft) from a fissure that opened thi...

Spatter reaching up to 30 m (100 ft) from a fissure that opened this morning.

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Increased activity on one of the new fissures between Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Cra...

Increased activity on one of the new fissures between Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater and Nāpau.

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