Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 23, 2012

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Flows continue towards ocean, have entered National Park.

Flows continue towards ocean, have entered National Park

Flows continue towards ocean, have entered National Park...

The flows active on the coastal plain for the last month and a half have entered Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park over the past day. These flows were just 55 meters (180 ft) within the Park boundary, and 900 meters (0.6 miles) from the ocean. The pāhoehoe breakouts at the flow front had a rough, spiny texture possibly because they were slightly cooler than more typical fluid pāhoehoe toes.

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Another look at the rough, spiny breakouts at the flow front today....

Another look at the rough, spiny breakouts at the flow front today.

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A few hundred meters (yards) up from the flow front, pāhoehoe break...

A few hundred meters (yards) up from the flow front, pāhoehoe breakouts of a more fluid appearance were abundant.

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