Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 25, 2003

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Looking west at lava-covered Highcastle beach

 

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Looking west across lava flow covering Highcastle beach. Laze rises from entry points along front of flow, which is building new land into water beyond former beach. Compare with last image of May 22 to recognize seaward growth of flow. West Highcastle lava delta, with broad, high tumulus, in background. Person silhouetted against water near left edge of image gives scale.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Breakout on surface of flow covering beach. People above sea cliff, and lone person on flow near breakout, give scale. Note drapery on old sea cliff, some dating from this event and some formed by early short-lived flows.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Optically zoomed view of lava at front of seaward-growing flow. Height of lava cascade, about 3-4 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Another optically zoomed view of more distant entry, with several dribbles falling vertically into surf zone. Height of falls, about 3-4 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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