Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 3, 2003

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Saturday morning at the lava

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Stream of lava pours from inflating tumulus (left of image) near end of park trail. Visitor in background seems oblivious to events just out of sight.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

 

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Ground-level view of front of same stream, spreading out on flat between tumuli. Note slight reflection of incandescence on shiny surface in foreground. Width of incandescent lava, about 2 meters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Toe forming on flat surface from already inflating front of same stream as that shown above. Width of toe, about 1 meter.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)

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Entire stream shown in previous images, looking upstreameters. Previous images were of left bank of stream on flat where stream is broadest. Now front of stream is pouring into crack on surface of older part of flow. Width of crack, about 50 centimeters.

(Credit: USGS, . Public domain.)