Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 7, 2018

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Kīlauea East Rift Zone Eruption—Day 5

At 07:00 a.m. HST, ground cracking extended across Highway 130. Th...

At 07:00 a.m. HST, ground cracking extended across Highway 130. The cracks spanned a 200 meter stretch of road and had a one centimeter vertical offset. The highway was closed.

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Highway 130 cracks at 09:30 a.m. HST. The road has remained closed...

Highway 130 cracks at 09:30 a.m. HST. The road has remained closed for much of the day and residents should check before attempting to use this route.

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At 10:00 a.m. HST steam streams from fissure 9 on Moku Street, Leil...

At 10:00 a.m. HST steam streams from fissure 9 on Moku Street, Leilani Subdivision. Scientists on the scene reported rumbling noises.

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At 12:20 a.m. HST, fissure 12 opened south west of fissure 10 in th...

At 12:20 a.m. HST, fissure 12 opened south west of fissure 10 in the forest south of Malama Street.

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Aerial view of fissure 12 at 1:15 p.m. HST....

Aerial view of fissure 12 at 1:15 p.m. HST.

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Halema‘uma‘u lava lake level continues to drop...

This video of Halema‘uma‘u lava lake from this evening shows the agitated lake surface caused by intemittent rock falls. Falling rocks are common since the lava lake level has dropped quickly, and exposed the walls. Yesterday the lake level was about 220 m (240 yards) below the crater rim and it continues to drop.

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