Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 30, 2001

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Spectacular lava drapery and falls at new Kamoamoa entry.

Spectacular lava drapery and falls at new Kamoamoa entry

Close view of the lava falls in the image above shows cones of lava...

Lava drapery and falls at new Kamoamoa entry.

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Spectacular lava drapery and falls at new Kamoamoa entry...

Close view of the top image shows cones of lava drapery that connect the top of the cliff to the bench below. The cones grow primarily upward as lava spills over the cliff and lands on the growing mound below. Eventually the cone below and lava above meet to form a solid column of lava drapery. The process is similar to what takes place on a dripping candle.

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