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July 5, 2003

Lava emerges from under crust

Lava emerges from under crust along side of breakout on steep slope. Listen to creaking sounds, about halfway through video, as crust flexes and breaks. See still taken at 0610:15 today.

July 5, 2003

Lava appears from under crust and drops into depression

Lava appears from under crust and drops into depression at front of advancing breakout. Width of blob of lava that appears is about 30 cm.

July 5, 2003

Lava flow

This clip lasts 30 seconds and so is a large file, but it shows such notable dynamics at flow front that it might be worth it to some of you patient ones. The active stream is 50-75 cm wide. Note, early on, how sliding crust plows into lava.

June 26, 2003

Lava issues from breached tube

Lava issues from breached tube and quickly disappears over old sea cliff. Note that center of stream stands above margins. See still taken at 0545 today.

June 26, 2003

Lava cascade

Same cascade as in first clip, but viewed more from side to see lava falling down cliff and spreading across surface of lava delta. Similar view to still image taken at 0548 today.

June 26, 2003

Surging cascade on steep cliff face

Surging cascade on steep cliff face. Note that surges override part of cascade next to cliff, which is slowed by friction with the cliff.

June 21, 2003

Lava in channeled breakout

Lava in channeled breakout from nearby tumulus flowing rapidly down steep slope before spreading out on flat ground. Same channel as shown in last two stills for today. Width of channel, about 2 m.

June 7, 2003

Gushing start of lava cascade

Gushing start of cascade shown in image taken at 0553. Lava comes from crusted flow to right. Width of flowing lava, about 1 m.

June 7, 2003

Lava flow

Downstream from first clip about 2 m. Same as shown in image taken at 0554.

June 1, 2003

Two strands of flowing lava come together

Two strands of flowing lava come together to form single cascade on upper part of old sea cliff at Highcastle. Still taken at 0546 shows same scene.

May 29, 2003

Spreading and advancing breakout

Spreading and advancing breakout, the same as that shown in 0545 still image for today. Width of view, about 2 m.

May 29, 2003

Spreading and advancing breakout

Closer view of spreading and advancing breakout shown above. Width of view, about 0.6 m.

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USGS
March 5, 1998

In recent months we have discussed hazards from lava flows in the Hilo and Puna areas. Today we focus on the Ka`u District.
 

USGS
February 26, 1998

Someone once said, "Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get." The weather of the last week or so has brought a sigh of relief to many east Hawaii residents. The return of the trades has brought much needed moisture, creating the joyful sound of water trickling into depleted water tanks and easing fire danger that had reached critical levels.
 

USGS
February 24, 1998

Bench collapse, temporary draining of lava tube are prominent events of the past three weeks

USGS
February 19, 1998

A gentle, effusive style of activity has characterized the ongoing eruption of Kīlauea for well over a decade now. But remember the explosive episodes of 1983, `84, `85 and the first half of `86? Pu`u `O`o burst forth periodically with towering lava fountains that could be seen for miles around. Ever wonder why the change? Just what causes a volcano to flow rather than blow?
 

USGS
February 12, 1998

Japan—only 63 million years away! Advertising like that would put a shipping company out of business, but the Plate Tectonic Express has no competitors when it comes to moving continents and oceanic plates around the globe.
 

USGS
February 5, 1998

Scientific concepts are often thought to result from thinking about hard facts. Speculation is sometimes considered out of bounds for scientists.

USGS
January 29, 1998

Hawaiian volcanoes provide scientists a natural laboratory to study events that precede an eruption. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, in cooperation with other government agencies and universities, is installing new equipment, upgrading existing instruments, and improving data analysis to do comprehensive volcano monitoring in real time.

USGS
January 22, 1998

As volcano watchers in Hawaii, we are often rewarded with spectacular images of eruptions taking place in our own back yard.

USGS
January 15, 1998

Kīlauea made the headlines once again last week with the threat of a summit eruption and a brief surge in activity that sent lava flows coursing down the pali in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
 

USGS
January 15, 1998

Aerial observations this morning show that no subdivision or road is threatened by the new lava flows.