Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 14, 2018

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Fissure 17 is still active, with a steam jet near the western end of the fissure

07:00 HST Early morning overflight shows flow field of fissure 17....

7:00 a.m., HST. An early morning view of fissure 17, still erupting and supplying lava to a flow that was still advancing (out of view). View is looking toward the east.

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At 08:44 HST, Hawaii County Fire Department took this photo showing...

At 8:44 a.m., HST. Aerial view of the active ‘a‘ā flow spreading from fissure 17 (the fissure's low lava fountains can be seen in middle of photo). Highway 132 can be seen on right side of photograph. View is toward the west. Photograph courtesy of the Hawai`i County Fire Department.

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Aerial view of a fissure with steam jet appearing

Around 2:30 p.m. HST, a steam jet appears on fissure 17, above the area with active fountaining. Steam jets at this location were repeating about once a minute.

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Aerial view of a fissure in Hawaii

At 2:30 p.m. HST, the flow front of Fissure 17 continues down slope. The barren, brown area to the right in the photograph is a lobe of the Kii Flow from the eruption of 1955. The Fissure 17 flow front is located approximately .7 miles makai of Highway 132 and is 1.4 miles mauka of Hwy 137.

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