Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - October 24, 2002

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Western part of Kamoamoa bench

 

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Looking southeast at entry points of lava from western part of bench into water. Three major entries and one smaller one are visible.

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Looking southwest across the westernmost active entry, showing breakouts on the surface of the bench as well as lava streaming into the sea.

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From same location as right photo above, showing the extent of the new arm of the bench below the old sea cliff. The new arm is partly covered with black sand, made by waves beating against and chilling the lava to glass, then breaking the glass to sandy bits and throwing it onto the bench.

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View of surface of inflating pahoehoe flow covering western part of bench. Note the cracks paralleling the shoreline. Largest crack in lower left is incandescent (best seen in large view). All lava entering the water this morning is moving through this inflating flow to the front of the bench.

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