Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 21, 2003

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New ocean entry at Highcastle

 

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Looking northeast across black sand beach of Highcastle, becoming covered by lava in Highcastle lobe of Mother's Day flow. Many active breakouts are visible as lava slowly moves across black sand, which was made by lava entering water in past year.

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One tongue of lava on beach just entering surf.

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Satiny surface of lava welling from small tube at top of Highcastle sea cliff. This lava started to trickle down cliff (right view) about 2 minutes later. Width of view, about 2 meters.

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Lava descending Highcastle sea cliff, fed by breakout in left image.

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Narrow channel of lava at brink of sea cliff at Highcastle. Black sand beach is below cliff, becoming covered with lava.

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Breakout 8 meters inland of sea cliff. Width of stream, about 0.8 meters.

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Looking southwest along Highcastle beach. West Highcastle lava delta, with large tumulus forming skyline, in distance. Note that lava covering beach abuts against lava delta. Narrow trickles of lava on 10-m-high sea cliff to right.

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Crashing surf has lava in its sights.

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Map of lava-flow field, Kilauea Volcano
May 16, 2003

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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