Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 17, 2003

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Gnarly lava in the Kohola

 

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Daybreak overshadows tiny breakout in Kohola arm of Mother's Day flow about 550 meters from Paliuli.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Thick, twisting crust gives gnarly appearance to sluggish breakout. Such crust, often called sharkskin, forms on relatively cool lava that has been stored in inflating flow before seeing daylight. Width of view, about 1.5 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Bulging, gnarly breakout, with lava barely able to move, oozes from crack in crust. Width of view, about 2 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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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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