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Pahoehoe lava spills over sea cliff, Kilauea Volcano
Photograph by J.D. Griggs on July 6, 1987
Lava slowly pours over a sea cliff to enter the surf zone on the southeast shore of Kilauea Volcano. Overlapping flows can quickly build new land into the sea, creating a lava delta in only a few days.

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Updated: 2 June 2000 (SRB)