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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 17, 2004

June 17, 2004

Lava at sea and on land

This is a photo of the southwest end of west lava delta before its partial collapse.
Southwest end of west lava delta before its partial collapse. Boat in background is same one seen later this morning.
This is a photo of of a collapse of front of delta.
About 30 seconds after collapse of front of delta. Image taken from within 1 m of site of left image but at different magnification. Note overhanging part of front, which itself collapsed a few seconds later. Lava has not yet started pouring out of the collapse scar.

 

This is a photo of lava gushing from a collapse scar.
Fifty-one seconds later, lava is gushing from collapse scar. Gushing began after overhanging part of front tipped and fell into the sea.
This is a photo of lava gushing from a collapse scar.
Lava gushing continues 25 seconds later in this tighter view.

 

This is a photo of lava gushing from a collapse scar.
Gushing is waning 33 seconds later, and distinct streams of lava drop into water.
This is a photo of lava gushing from a collapse scar.
Streams have now, 1 min 17 sec later, coalesced into one lava falls after more collapse of delta front. Falls is about 1 m wide at narrowest point.

 

This is a photo of a big bay developed by multiple collapses.
Looking southwest along front of east lava delta. Big bay developed by multiple collapses yesterday evening. Compare with image taken at 0633 June 13. Thick steam plume rises from shoreline of this bay, where hot interior of delta is now exposed to surf. Fishing boat gives scale.
This is a photo of lava entering water at point on east delta.
Lava entering water at point on east delta.

 

This is a photo of a lava tongue moving between end of visitor trail and rope barrier above Wilipe`a delta.
Lava tongue moving between end of visitor trail and rope barrier above Wilipe`a delta. Width of moving lava, about 1 m.
This is a photo of a lava tongue.
They're comin' to get us...or so it looks as octopus-like arms reach out toward observers.