Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 22, 2003

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Lava on Highcastle beach

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Lava flow on Highcastle beach is so sluggish and crusted that it has only a few incandescent points, barely visible in lower left in this dawn show.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

 

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Lava at front of beach, thickening and trying to start lava delta into water.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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New tip of lava flow on Highcastle beach, breaking out and trying, like its neighbor to west (shown above right), to form delta.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Looking southwest across lava-covered Highcastle beach. Compare with next-to-last image in yesterday's album. Person gives scale on top of sea cliff just beyond lava trickle, which feeds small surface flow. West Highcastle and its large tumulus in background.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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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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