Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - November 19, 2004

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Pu`u `O`o and Lae`apuki

This is a photo of cracked south flank of Pu`u `O`o.

Cracked south flank of Pu`u `O`o, with crater at top of image and incandescent hole at June 25 vent near site of fuming south of cone. Complex headwall of Puka Nui truncates left side of cone. Dark area near center of image is site of new equipment to monitor ground shaking; switchbacked trail leads to it.

(Public domain.)

This is a photo of spattering from incandescent hole in June 25 vent.

View from dark area in left image, showing spattering from incandescent hole in June 25 vent. The spattering culminated a gas-piston cycle, in which expanding gas lifts lava to the surface, eventually bursting out as spatter; lava then drops back down hole as volume of gas is lost.

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This is a photo of three arms of PKK flow.

"Pushed" image to show three arms of PKK flow. Western arm, by far the largest, feeds the ocean entry (steam); it bifurcates near the coast, the western lobe actually doing the feeding and the eastern lobe not quite at the sea cliff yet. Middle arm of flow is small, just left of long, narrow kipuka near top center of image. Eastern arm is aimed toward right side of image and descends Pulama pali just right of long, narrow kipuka near top center.

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This is a photo of new eastern Lae`apuki lava delta.

Looking across new eastern Lae`apuki lava delta. Front of older, Lae`apuki delta is visible as low cliff in upper quarter of image. Behind it is old sea cliff that predated the Lae`apuki delta. New delta forms outboard of old delta; note new black sand beach just right of new delta. Drapery from lava falls that feed new delta mantles sea cliff near center of image. Eastern lobe of western arm of PKK flow visible in upper right, stopping short of the sea cliff some 30-50 m.

(Public domain.)