Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 19, 2018

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Aerial views of fissures and flows in Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone

 

Helicopter overflight of a fast-moving lava flow emerging from fissure 20 on May 19, at 7:52 AM HST. The flow is advancing to the southeast. Lava fountaining is visible in the background. The audio is the sound of the helicopter.

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Aerial view of lava

Lava fountains from Fissure 20 in Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone. Photo taken May 19, 2018, at 7:37 AM, HST.

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Lava flow channels originate from a merged elongated fountaining so...

Channelized lava flows originate from a merged elongated fountaining source between fissures 16 and 20 in Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone.

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Emerging from the elongated fissure 20 (in the upper right of photo...

Channelized lava emerges from the elongated fissure 16-20 (in the upper right). Photo taken May 19, 2018, at 8:18 AM HST.

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Helicopter overflight of Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift zone on ...

Helicopter overflight of Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift zone on May 19, 2018, around 8:18 AM, HST. ‘A‘ā lava flows emerging from the elongated fissure 16-20 form channels. The flow direction in this picture is from upper center to the lower left.

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Helicopter overflight of the southeast coast of the Puna district d...

Helicopter overflight of the southeast coast of the Puna district during the early morning hours of May 19, 2018. Flows are moving downslope toward the ocean. Photograph courtesy of the Hawai`i County Fire Department.

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 Overnight activity at fissure 20

Spattering and lava flow at fissure 20 on May 19, 2018, around 3:45 AM, HST. The audio is the sound of lava fountaining.

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Spattering and lava flow along north side of fissure 20 on May 19, 2018, at 4:00 AM HST. The flashes in the foreground are from methane bursts. Lava from the large fissure in the foreground is building a small cone. The audio is the sound of lava fountaining.

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 Fountaining at Fissure 20

Fountaining from Fissure 20 on May 19, 2018, around 3:47 PM, HST.

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