Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 16, 2004

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Banana front in the rain

This is a photo of sluggish toes near front of Banana flow.

Sluggish toes near front of Banana flow, with steam in background rising in rain from warm but inactive part of flow.

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This is a photo of a small toe spilling from under crust near front of Banana flow.

Small toe spilling from under crust near front of Banana flow. Note flow lines in lava, and rafted flake of crust. Length of active toe, about 1.5 m.

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This is a photo of lava welling up from under crust and flowing down a gentle slope.

Lava welling up from under crust and flowing down gentle slope, developing wrinkled crust in process. Width of image, 2 m.

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This is a photo of lava spilling from gorged, inflated flow.

Lava spilling from gorged, inflated flow, disrupting crust at breakout point. Width of image, 2 m.

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This is a photo of deeply scored wrinkles at leading edge of small breakout.

Deeply scored wrinkles at leading edge of small breakout at front of Banana flow. Lava is coming out of side of toe in upper right. Width of image, about 1.5 m.

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This is a photo of lava coming out of toe.

Lava coming out of toe in left image, carrying some of wrinkled crust with it. Width of image, 1.5 m.

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This is a photo of very sluggish toes slowly oozing from front of Banana flow.

Very sluggish toes slowly oozing from front of Banana flow. Toes are 20-30 cm wide.

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This is a photo of lava coming from crack in inflating part of Banana flow.

Lava comes from crack in inflating part of Banana flow. Crack propagated from upper left to right center. Lava is just starting to issue from leading edge of crack. Width of view, 1.5-2 m.

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This is a photo of a breakout pouring down slope from ruptured inflating part of Banana flow.

Breakout pours down slope from ruptured inflating part of Banana flow. Note the developing, wrinkled crust at lower end of breakout. Length of breakout, about 2.5 m.

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This is a photo of a breakout pouring down slope from ruptured inflating part of Banana flow.

Same breakout 3 minutes later. View is only of upstream part of breakout.

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