Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 16, 2018

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Lower East Rift Zone Fissures Continue Erupting

 

Lower East Rift Zone Fissures Continue Erupting...

Lava spattering from an area between fissures 16 and 20 photographed at 8:20 a.m. today.

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Same area between fissures 16 and 20 at 8:33 a.m. By the time geol...

Same area between fissures 16 and 20 at 9:33 a.m. By the time geologists reached the site on foot, the spattering had died down and they were only hearing gas rushing sounds.

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View uprift from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory overflight this m...

View uprift from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory overflight this morning at 8:25 a.m. Note sulfur dioxide plumes rising from the fissures along the rift and accumulating in the cloud deck. Winds are calm today.

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This video shows spattering at fissure 18, Kīlauea Volcano's Lower East Rift Zone, at approximately 2:00 AM HST on May 16, 2018. The audio captures the sounds of explosions and burning vegetation.

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Aerial view (from a helicopter) of spattering between fissures 16 and 20, Kīlauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone, at approximately 7:30 AM HST on May 16, 2018. The audio is the sound of the helicopter.

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 Explosive event last night hurled rocks onto Kīlauea caldera floor

Explosive event last night hurled rocks onto Kīlauea crater floor...

Close view of rock hurled from the Overlook crater during an explosive event last evening. The rock broke apart on impact, and was about 60 cm (24 in) before it hit the ground. The location is a few hundred meters (yards) south of the Overlook crater at the Halema‘uma‘u parking lot. Note the ash covering the parking lot, less than about 1 cm (0.4 in) in thickness.

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