Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 29, 2003

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Breakouts near Highcastle entry area

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Early sunrise dwarfs small glow from ocean entry at Highcastle.

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Maximum intensity of sunrise. Glow at entry point now diminished and replaced by low cloud of laze.

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Lava flows from breakout point near right side of image and sweeps around bend, developing a wrinkled crust near left side of image. Width of image, 3 meters. This and subsequent images are about 50 meters inland of top of sea cliff at Highcastle entry.

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Worm's-eye view of advancing breakout. This is front of breakout shown to left. Width of active front, 1.5 meters. 0541.

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Another breakout drops into depression between two older pahoehoe toes. Widest part of incandescence, about 0.8 meters.

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Close (and hot!) view of lava. Note stretched and torn slivers of crust, small bubbles, and sagging lines that eventually developed into wrinkled crust. Width of view, 40 centimeters.

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Lava gushing from under crust along front of Highcastle lobe. Note large, oval bubble at top of right toe. See last two videos taken today for further development of this gush. Width of view, 1 meter.

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Crust on surface of breakout has been raised to form pinnacle 50-75 centimeters high. This pinnacle slowly collapsed a minute or two later.

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Three little toes head for top of sea cliff. Sadly, they didn't make it, for the distance of 40 meters was too far. Width of breakout front, about 2 meters.

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