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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 8, 2004

Banana flow surges onward

This is a photo of lava surging from front of Banana flow.
Lava started surging from front of Banana flow several minutes before this image was taken. Front had been relatively stagnant before then. Note that lava pours down steep slope into depression, about 580 m from coastline. Width of surging lava, 2-10 m.
This is a photo of lava surging from front of Banana flow.
Others join the show as front of Banana continues to move.

 

This is a photo of a tilted slab of crust.
First of three images, showing tilted slab of crust and its demise. Excuse the raindrops on lens in first and second images. Extreme heat evaporated the water by third image time.
This is a photo of a tilted slab of crust falling.
Ten seconds later, slab is falling.

 

This is a photo of a slab of crust that has fallen and became reincorporated into flow.
Slab has fallen and becoming reincorporated into flow.
This is a photo of lava heading down moderate slope into depression ahead of Banana flow.
Lava heading down moderate slope into depression ahead of Banana flow. Width of flowing lava, about 3 m. Note wrinkled crust on right-hand part of lava, and how this crust is itself becoming rolled and warped.

 

This is a photo of lava breakouts from front of Banana flow.
As slight comes, context of Banana front relative to surroundings becomes clearer. Front is busy, as many small breakouts are active.
This is a photo of lava wells from under smooth crust of channel in Banana flowing 20 m upstream from front of flow.
Lava wells from under smooth crust of channel in Banana flow 20 m upstream from front of flow. Pulama pali, low Holei Pali, and Paliuli in background. Fume rises from various points along active Banana lava tube.

 

This is a photo of a HVO crew observing the advancing Banana flow.
HVO crew enjoys the advancing Banana flow. Front of flow is a few meters right of image.
This is a photo of two rainbows over Banana.
Double rainbow misses pot of gold--at least the liquid gold--but makes nice backdrop for the really good stuff.