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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 22, 2005

July 22, 2005

East Lae`apuki to South Wall Complex

This is a photo of western park of East Lae`apuki lava delta.
Western park of East Lae`apuki lava delta. Laze plumes rise from points where lava enters water. Blue fume comes from skylights along lava tube feeding ocean entries. In upper left is shiny surface of active east branch of PKK flow. Front of branch is several hundred meters from old sea cliff above delta.
This is a photo of incandescent roof and sides of hole partly filled with lava, at base of new collapse pit in Puka Nui.
Incandescent roof and sides of hole partly filled with lava, at base of new collapse pit in Puka Nui. Note stalactites hanging from roof of hole, which is 3-5 m wide.


This is a photo of a fume rising from new pit at South Wall Complex in crater of Pu`u `O`o.
Fume rises from new pit, 10-15 m wide, at South Wall Complex in crater of Pu`u `O`o. Pit formed during night of July 17-18. Dark spatter, most likely erupted from hole at 0757 July 20, forms blanket around part of hole.
This is a photo of Pele's Hair hanging from antenna on south rim of Pu`u` O`o.
Pele's Hair, probably erupted during spattering from new pit at South Wall Complex, hangs from antenna on south rim of Pu`u` O`o.

Map of flows from Pu`u `O`o: 25 July 2005

This is a map of flows from Pu`u `O`o from July 25th, 2005.
Map shows lava flows erupted during 1983-present activity of Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha.Yellow, brown, and red colors indicate lava flows erupted from October 2003 to July 2005. Yellow shade indicates currently active Kuhio (PKK) flow, active most of the time from March 20, 2004 through the present (late July 2005). The east and west branches (arms) of the PKK flow, once widely separated, began to merge and overlap on coastal flat in March 2005. The east branch feeds the East Kamoamoa ocean entry and probably the East Lae`apuki entry as well. The west branch remains active, with intermittent breakouts on Pulama pali.The brown shade denotes Martin Luther King (MLK ) flows, which first erupted in January 2004 from flank vents on the south slope of Pu`u `O`o. Since then, several more vents have formed in the MLK area, and they ontinue to erupt intermittently.Red indicates the Mother's Day/Banana flow, which was last active in September 2004. Short flows from the crater, West Gap, and Puka Nui vents are also shown in red. In recent months, only the Puka Nui vent has produced infrequent, small flows.

Map of Pu`u `O`o and vicinity: 24 August 2004

This is a map of Pu`u `O`o and vicinity from August 24, 2004.
Map shows vents, lava flows, and other features near Pu`u `O`o frequently referred to in updates (see large map). These features change often, but this map should help those viewers lost in the terminology. The cones in West Gap are just outside the boundary of the crater--the oval-shaped depression containing the seven numbered vents (now down to 6, as Humble Vent has been buried by a mound of lava flows erupted from Dave's Pit/Vent in March. Red color denotes flows--the Mother's Day flows--erupted since May 12, 2002. Light orange color indicates episode-55 flows erupted between March 1997 and August 2002 (exclusive of Mother's Day flows). Darker orange represents MLK flows; yellow, PKK flow; purple, Puka Nui flow. Vents for these sets of flows shown by indicated symbols. Gray shows flows of earlier episodes.


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