Kilauea volcano (Hawaii): Kamokuna lava sea entry Sep 2016

Looking over the eastern Kamokuna lava sea entry in the afternoon of 11 Sep 2016. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Looking over the eastern Kamokuna lava sea entry in the afternoon of 11 Sep 2016. (Photo: Tom Pfeiff... [info]
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Within only 2 months, a significant, approx. 50 m wide bench of new land has been created. The feeding lava tube is located beneath the area with the bluish fumes in the right background at the older cliff. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Within only 2 months, a significant, approx. 50 m wide bench of new land has been created. The feedi... [info]
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A small temporary black sand beach has formed in the eastern corner. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A small temporary black sand beach has formed in the eastern corner. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The new land is constantly being attacked by the waves of the Pacific, which is relatively calm today. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The new land is constantly being attacked by the waves of the Pacific, which is relatively calm toda... [info]
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Tons of sea water are evaporated into acid steam as waves wash over the newly born, still hot land, hiding the view onto the red lava most of the time. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tons of sea water are evaporated into acid steam as waves wash over the newly born, still hot land, ... [info]
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At times, the steam plume rises more than 100 meters. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At times, the steam plume rises more than 100 meters. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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As it gets evening, visitors come by boat to see the "lava show". (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As it gets evening, visitors come by boat to see the "lava show". (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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At dusk, longer exposures reveal several individual entry points. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At dusk, longer exposures reveal several individual entry points. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Near the active entry points, the water is so hot that it steams. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Near the active entry points, the water is so hot that it steams. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eastern bench with multiple entry points stretches approx. 300 meters. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eastern bench with multiple entry points stretches approx. 300 meters. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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As it gets darker, the glow becomes more and more intense. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As it gets darker, the glow becomes more and more intense. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A light trade wind breeze carries the steam plume to the SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A light trade wind breeze carries the steam plume to the SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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As it is almost night, the lava glow takes over almost all light. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As it is almost night, the lava glow takes over almost all light. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Glowing steam plumes rise from the easternmost entry points. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing steam plumes rise from the easternmost entry points. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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It looks as if the water is on fire - partially, this is due to floating and still glowing lava pieces. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
It looks as if the water is on fire - partially, this is due to floating and still glowing lava piec... [info]
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View of the Kamokuna sea entry from inland. All the pahoehoe surface in front has formed during the past two months only. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the Kamokuna sea entry from inland. All the pahoehoe surface in front has formed during the ... [info]
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A ropy lava flow creeps towards the new shoreline on the western bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A ropy lava flow creeps towards the new shoreline on the western bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Moonlight illuminates the top of the steam plume while the lower parts are bright orange and yellow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Moonlight illuminates the top of the steam plume while the lower parts are bright orange and yellow.... [info]
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Full moon with halo and lights of a boat with lava watchers. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Full moon with halo and lights of a boat with lava watchers. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Moon over the eastern lava sea entry. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Moon over the eastern lava sea entry. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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