Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 16, 2003

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Breakouts in Kohola under Full Flower Moon

 

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Small breakouts near western margin of Kohola arm of Mother's Day flow, about 550 meters from Paliuli. In background is fume from main Mother's Day flow on Pulama pali.

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Breakout area under dawning sky.

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Streaming breakout on steep slope near margin of Kohola in same area as above. Stream is about 1 meter wide.

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Close-up of twisting, folding crust forming on surface of stream similar to that to left. Slightly blurred owing to heat shimmer. Width of image, about 40 centimeters.

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Snout of small breakout rapidly descending steep slope and oozing into crack. Folds develop as lava slows on gentler slope. Width of stream, about 1 meter.

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Lava moving down steep slope into crack hidden from view. Note stretched bubbles as well as developing wrinkles in incipient crust. Width of incandescent lava, about 1 meter.

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Incandescent crack and tiny skylight near Upper Son of Cookie Monster skylight on southwest apron of Pu`u `O`o. Note glove used during sampling of lava from skylight.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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View from helicopter of channeled `a`a flow at about the 800-foot elevation on Pulama pali. This is part of main Mother's Day flow, east of Kohola arm of the flow. Length of `a`a, about 100 meters.

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Map of lava-flow field, Kilauea Volcano
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Maps of lava-flow field, Kilauea Volcano

Map shows lava flows erupted during 1983-present activity of Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha. Red colors, both dark and light, denote Mother's Day flow, which began erupting on May 12, 2002 and continues to the present. The darkest color represents flows active since January 21, 2003.

Most recent--and ongoing--activity has produced two flows, one along western edge of flow

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