Lava fragments explode onto the sides of a littoral cone
on the south coast of Kilauea Volcano as lava pours into
the sea from a lava tube. Littoral cones rarely reached
heights of more than 2 to 4 m between 1986 and 1997 because
the cones frequently collapsed into the sea and the location
of entry points often did not stay at a single location
for more than several days to a few weeks.