Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - October 25, 2016

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East Kamokuna ocean entry still active; west entry inactive

 

East Kamokuna ocean entry still active; west entry inactive...

The east Kamokuna ocean entry was still active on October 25, with multiple entry points spread along the eastern side of the lava delta. Lava dribbling into the sea at the front of the delta creates a billowy white plume, which looks harmless, but is actually a mixture of superheated steam, hydrochloric acid, and tiny shards of volcanic glass.

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The west Kamokuna lava delta was completely inactive, with no lava ...

The west Kamokuna lava delta was completely inactive, with no lava entering the ocean.

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