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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 19, 2003

September 19, 2003

Breakouts continue on the flow field


photo of lava
View southwest across the crater of Pu`u `O`o cone. Incandescence was visible in the East Pond Vent and January vent during an overflight this afternoon. Lava was "spitting up" in the East Pond Vent, but no lava spilled over its rim. In the past week, several small flows from the January vent built a small shield.
photo of lava
Recent lava breakout in the uppermost part of the Mother's Day flow about 2 km southwest of Pu`u `O`o cone. The flow moved to the edge of an unburned forest at about the 2400-foot elevation.
photo of lava
Aerial view of active flows on Pulama pali. In the past week, the August 9 breakout has advanced down the pali as a number of distinct fingers that widen the Mother's Day flow field eastward more than 200 m. The terminus of the lowermost finger is at the 800-foot elevation and has an `a`a crust that extends just beyond the bottom edge of the photograph.