Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 16, 2002

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Pāhoehoe flow at base of Pūlama pali, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i.

Pāhoehoe flow at base of Pūlama pali, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i

pāhoehoe flow at base of Pūlama pali, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i...

Sluggish lava flow spreads through kipuka within Royal Gardens subdivision. Lava flowing through vegetation frequently triggers methane explosions within a few tens of meters of flow margins. Learn more about methane explosions in this photo glossary of volcanic terms.

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Leading edge of a pāhoehoe flow spreads across the rough surface of...

Leading edge of a pāhoehoe flow spreads across the rough surface of earlier flows about 2.5 km from the ocean. This flow is creeping along at the base of the Pūlama pali (background); between May 2 and 16, 2002, the flow advanced only 600 m.

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