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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 17, 2004

July 17, 2004

Activity just southwest of point of eastern Banana lava delta

This is a photo of several breakouts and ocean entries active just southwest of point of eastern Banana lava delta.
Several breakouts and ocean entries active just southwest of point of eastern Banana lava delta. Glow also comes from entries on northeast side of point.
This is a photo of activity at point of delta.
Predawn sky serves as backdrop for activity at point of delta.

 

This is a photo of small cascades of lava entering the water as other breakouts appear on delta.
Small cascades of lava, 2-3 m high, enter water as other breakouts appear on delta. This view sets scene for that of right image.
This is a photo of a burst of lava spatter coming from entry just over top of point.
Burst of spatter comes from entry just over top of point. Small explosions such as this result from lava covering water, which flashes to steam and expands explosively through the lava.