Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 2, 2003

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Lava cascades and gas-piston drainback

 

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Lava in easternmost tongue of August 9 breakout falling into skylight in Episode 53 tube just above Pulama pali. Width of skylight is 2 m.

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Lava falling into skylight of older tube.

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Lava falls forming drapery of solid crust that stands as pillars in older skylight. Note that tube continues behind the pillars, which are unsupported on all sides. Height of pillars about 3 m.

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Looking west-southwest across crater of Pu`u `O`o. East Pond Vent is nearest fuming area. Fresh dark lava flows issued from East Pond Vent and January vent (just west of East Pond Vent) over past month. Next images were taken from rim of crater looking southwest at East Pond Vent.

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