Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 19, 2013

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Kahauale‘a 2 source vent and Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, views of Kahauale‘a 2 flow, and the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake.
 

Kahauale‘a 2 source vent and Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Kahauale‘a 2 source vent and Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

The Kahauale‘a 2 flow is fed from a spatter cone, shown here, on the northeast edge of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's crater floor. The spatter cone is about 8 m (26 ft) high.

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The Kahauale‘a 2 flow extends to the north and northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō...

The Kahauale‘a 2 flow extends to the north and northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. From the edge of the flow, where it first reaches the forest, Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō still appears to tower above the surrounding plain.

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Views of Kahauale‘a 2 flow 

Views of Kahauale‘a 2 flow...

Active breakouts on the Kahauale‘a 2 are scattered over a broad area. Here, a breakout near the edge of the forest engulfs trees and burns dead foliage.

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This beautiful bubble of glass, about the size of an small orange, ...

This beautiful bubble of glass, about the size of an small orange, adorns the surface of a breakout on the Kahauale‘a 2 flow. Note the delicate bubble walls stretched so thin that they grade from the color of honey to transparent.

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Halema‘uma‘u lava lake 

Halema‘uma‘u lava lake...

The lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u has fallen slightly over the past few weeks. It is now about 55 m (180 ft) below the surrounding crater floor.

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