Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 1, 2003

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May Day at Kohola breakouts

 

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Small breakout from inflating flow moves downslope, slowing where gradient decreases at front of streameters. Width of front, about 1.5 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Close-up of gnarly front of stream 26 seconds later, crumpled by compression as lava slows.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Couple enjoys Kohola breakout at sunrise.

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Front of breakout, slowing as it meets flat surface and developing large-scale wrinkles by overriding slower lava. Width of view, about 2 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Visitors watch breakout. Shorts are not recommended; a slip on the glassy lava flow can leave legs scarred for life. Flashlights in foreground are de rigueur for anyone venturing to area near darkness.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Three well attired visitors enjoy breakout soon after sunup.

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