Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 4, 2018

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New lava fissure on Makamae and Leilani Streets in Leilani Estates subdivision

New lava fissure on Makamae and Leilani Streets in Leilani Estates ...

A new lava fissure has commenced around 1:00 am HST in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano on Makamae and Leilani Streets. This photo shows spatter being thrown roughly 30 m high.

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Steaming cracks at 5:57 a.m. HST in Leilani Estates subdivision, mo...

Steaming cracks at 5:57 a.m. HST in Leilani Estates subdivision, moments before a fissure opened up on Kaupili Street.

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Fissure 2 opened around 1 am on Friday, May 4, with a small area of...

Fissure 2 opened around 1 am on Friday, May 4, with a small area of spattering in a residential driveway. Within an hour the spattering was more vigorous, with spatter reaching about 30 meters (100 feet). This spatter was thrown over the power lines and landed on Makamae St.

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Fissure 3 opened around 6 am on Friday, May 4, with weak fuming fro...

Fissure 3 opened around 6 am on Friday, May 4, with weak fuming from a crack on Laupili St. This fuming increased, as did rumbling sounds. Eventually spatter was ejected and accumulated around the fissure. Large, loud bubble bursts were common at this fissure.

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Fissure at Leilani and Kaupili Streets in Leilani Estates subdivisi...

Fissure at Leilani and Kaupili Streets in Leilani Estates subdivision at 8:07 a.m. HST today.

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Fissure 4 eruption opened in forest around 10:39 a.m. between Kaupi...

Fissure 4 eruption opened in forest around 10:39 a.m. between Kaupili and Mohala Streets.

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Steaming cracks on Leilani Street--view is looking up rift--crack i...

Steaming cracks on Leilani Street--view is looking up rift--crack in foreground opened during the 12:33 p.m. Magnitude 6.9 South flank of Kīlauea earthquake.

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Fissure 5 opens in Leilani Estates subdivision--Leilani Street is o...

Fissure 5 opens in Leilani Estates subdivision--Leilani Street is on the left (right at bottom); Kahukai Street is the cross street.

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Lava from Fissure 5 taken of similar vantage point as photo on the ...

Lava from Fissure 5 taken of similar vantage point as photo on the left.

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Eruptive area showing all active fissures in Leilani Estates subdiv...

Eruptive area showing all active fissures in Leilani Estates subdivision. Fissure 5 is shown in the forefront.

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At 12:44 p.m. HST, a column of robust, reddish-brown ash plume occu...

At 12:44 p.m. HST, a column of robust, reddish-brown ash plume occurred after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook.

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