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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 6, 2004

Nice way to spend Sunday morning: on land and in a boat

This is a photo of new Banana lava delta.
Looking southwest across new Banana lava delta, built outward from the front of the Wilipe`a delta. Banana delta is very unstable and should not be approached. People give scale.
This is a photo of Banana lava delta.
Image of area shown in last 4 images yesterday. The tilted slab of yesterday is no more.

 

This is a photo of new Banana lava delta.
From same place as right above, looking southeast across new Banana lava delta. Lava flows down cliff in image taken yesterday at 0549. Comparison with that image shows substantial seaward growth of delta.
This is a photo of lava cascades and other ocean entries in western cluster of ocean entries off front of Wilipe`a delta.
Lava cascades and other ocean entries in western cluster of ocean entries off front of Wilipe`a delta.

 

This is a photo of lava cascades.
Closer view of lava cascades, trickles actually, and proto-delta forming at base of sea cliff. People give scale.
This is a photo of Interaction of water and lava below cliff.
Interaction of water and lava below cliff in left image. Person in upper right gives scale.

 

This is a photo of lava slowly constructing small mound outward from sea cliff.
Lava slowly constructing small mound or proto-delta outward from sea cliff shown in right image above.
This is a photo of lava pouring into the water.
Similar to left image. The interaction of lava and water is a stirring dynamic process. Lava wins the battle, but eventually water wins the war.

 

This is a photo of part of eastern cluster of ocean entries.
Part of eastern cluster of ocean entries viewed from offshore.
This is a photo of part of western cluster of ocean entries.
Part of western cluster of ocean entries viewed from offshore. Note people for scale.