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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 15, 2002

January 15, 2002

Western part of Kamoamoa bench


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Looking southeast at entry points of lava from western part of bench into water. Three major entries and one smaller one are visible.
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Looking southwest across the westernmost active entry, showing breakouts on the surface of the bench as well as lava streaming into the sea.
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Small entry has a tough time with the waves. Incandescence can be seen faintly just right of center, mostly obscured by steam. Lava is visible in the small skylight just left and above center.
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View of surface of inflating pahoehoe flow covering western part of bench. Note the cracks paralleling the shoreline. Largest crack in lower left is incandescent (best seen in large view). All lava entering the water this morning is moving through this inflating flow to the front of the bench.

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