Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 19, 2012

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Overall slow advancement of flows on the coastal plain, but one small surge.

Overall slow advancement of flows on the coastal plain, but one small surge

Overall slow advancement of flows on the coastal plain, but one sma...

Flows are still advancing slowly on the coastal plain, and were 1.3 km (0.8 miles) from the ocean today. Although overall flow field advancement was sluggish, one small area had a brief surge of activity during today's field mapping. A portion of an inflated flow margin gave way due to increasing fluid pressure from within, sending out an impressive gush of lava. In the background, the fume sources on the pali mark the path of the lava tube coming through Royal Gardens subdivision.

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At the front of the surge, the thin surface crust rolls up as it ad...

At the front of the surge, the thin surface crust rolls up as it advances, creating a ropey pāhoehoe texture.

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From the top of the inflated flow margin, the source of the surge c...

From the top of the inflated flow margin, the source of the surge can be seen.

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