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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 12, 2004

June 12, 2004

Both entry clusters active

This is a photo of lava gushing from inside tumulus into water.
Photographer heard cracking sound, glanced up, and saw top of tumulus sliding seaward (left). After wits were regained, this scene was shot. Lava was gushing from inside tumulus into water but was obscured from this vantage point. Collapsed top of tumulus is relatively smooth sloping area at left, with glow reflecting off inner wall of tumulus. Width of view, 8 m.
This is a photo of a lava stream pouring onto rocks near shoreline.
Photographer rushed to other side of tumulus and, 4 minutes later, observed this stream pouring onto rocks near shoreline. Width of streams, 1-1.5 m.

 

This is a photo of lava coming out of tumulus and flowing down front of new western delta.
Setting for images in top row. Lava comes out of tumulus (high mound just left of source of lava) and flows down front of new western delta. Tumulus had several incandescent cracks a few minutes before it broke open; one can still be seen in this image.
This is a photo of an entry site along western lava delta just northeast of broken tumulus.
Another entry site along western lava delta just northeast of broken tumulus.

 

This is a photo of lava flux waxing and waning as crust develops and breaks.
Different perspective on entry area in upper right image. Lava flux waxes and wanes as crust develops and breaks. Sun is now up.
This is a photo of a new eastern delta of Banana flow.
New eastern delta of Banana flow, looking southwestward. Near end of delta is built on black sand. Small entries are taking place at left tip of delta, and other larger ones are in distance creating large steam plume.

 

This is a photo of lava falling onto beach at northeast tip of eastern delta.
Lava falls onto beach at northeast tip of eastern delta. Note steaming rocks on beach, in swash zone. Height of falls, 2 m.
This is a photo of northeast end of a delta.
Wider view of northeast end of delta. Lava falls in left image is just above leading edge of swash. Larger entry is at left, where lid on tube has been tipped seaward.