Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 12, 2016

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Scattered breakouts northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, no overall advancement

 

Scattered breakouts northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, no overall advancement...

Surface breakouts remain scattered northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with a slight retreat in the reach of active breakouts since the last overflight on March 25. Today, the farthest active lava was 5.7 km (3.5 miles) from the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. Much of the activity was at the forest boundary, burning trees and creating numerous smoke plumes.

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One of the more vigorous breakouts on the flow field today, produci...

One of the more vigorous breakouts on the flow field today, producing a sheet of blue-glassy pāhoehoe.

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Views were hampered today by sporadic downpours. Once the rain pas...

Views were hampered today by sporadic downpours. Once the rain passed, areas of active breakouts were evident by the larger steam plumes coming from the surface (for example, at the top center of the photograph).

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View of Halema‘uma‘u plume from HVO ...

One benefit of passing showers today at Kīlauea's summit was a double rainbow. Halema‘uma‘u Crater is at the right side of the photo, and the gas plume from the active lava lake can be seen drifting towards the southwest. At the far right edge of the image, visitors take in the view at Jaggar Overlook.

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