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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 9, 2004

Western entry with onshore wind; waning entries at midday

This is a photo of a small entry off new western delta and sharp tumulus built on the delta.
Pickings were slim this morning, with onshore winds, but this view shows small entry off new western delta and sharp tumulus built on the delta.
This is a photo of peaked tumulus.
Close-up of peaked tumulus, about 2 m high, with ocean behind.

 

This is a photo of lava emerging.
Surprise, surprise! Standing on top of a tumulus to take the upper two shots, your photographer felt a shudder, heard cracking sounds, and watched lava emerge 1 m away from the inflating tumulus. This image taken a few seconds after lava began gushing out. Stream is 50 cm wide.
This is a photo of a breakout flowing onto delta.
Breakout in left image developed nice little stream, seen here in foreground, that flows onto delta. In background is lava cascade into water.

 

This is a photo of a new lava delta forming at western entry cluster.
Looking southwest at new lava delta forming at western entry cluster. Activity has lessened considerably since earlier today. A small lava falls is barely visible beneath largest laze plume.
This is a photo of a large steam plume from southwest end of lava delta in eastern cluster of entries.
Image from same site as left image, but looking northeast at large steam plume from southwest end of lava delta in eastern cluster of entries. Note large--and growing--black sand beach.