Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 5, 2012

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Flows continue to be active on the coastal plain.

Flows continue to be active on the coastal plain

Flows continue to be active on the coastal plain...

Flows continued to be active over a broad area on the coastal plain today. This composite image combines a normal photograph and a thermal image to show the areas of active breakouts. Yellow areas are active flows while red areas are inactive, but still warm, flows. The flow front in the lower right was 1.6 km (1 mile) from the ocean today.

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View, looking northwest, of the active flows (lighter colored areas...

View, looking northwest, of the active flows (lighter colored areas) on the coastal plain and in Royal Gardens subdivision. The lava tube supplying lava through Royal Gardens can be identified by the line of fume sources on the pali.

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View of the eastern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. A collapse pit ha...

View of the eastern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. A collapse pit has hosted an active, roiling and spattering lava pond for the past several weeks. In the lower left, two small spatter collection trays can be seen on the crater rim.

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Looking downslope, numerous fume sources provide a clear trace of t...

Looking downslope, numerous fume sources provide a clear trace of the path of the lava tube supplying lava to breakouts on the coastal plain.

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An HVO geologist returns from checking on spatter collection trays ...

An HVO geologist returns from checking on spatter collection trays on the rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. In the upper right, the active lava pond in the crater is tossing a small amount of spatter into the air. The photo above this one shows a bird's-eye view of the lava pond and this area.

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One of the last remaining portions of Royal Gardens subdivision, sh...

One of the last remaining portions of Royal Gardens subdivision, showing the overgrown remnants of Prince Avenue and Orchid Street. Flows were active on the east (right) side of this kipuka about one month ago, and flows were active today at the northern tip (upper left).

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About one month ago, lava spilled westward through this roadcut alo...

About one month ago, lava spilled westward through this roadcut along Paradise Street in Royal Gardens subdivision, hitting a long-abandoned vehicle and just touching the margin of flows from an earlier episode of the current eruption (lower right).

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