Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 8, 2013

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Kahauale‘a flow from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō advancing northeast very slowly

Kahauale‘a flow from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō advancing northeast very slowly

Kahauale‘a flow from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō advancing northeast very slowly...

The two active flows (Kahauale‘a and Peace Day) are both fed from vents high on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. This view (looking southwest) shows Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. In the foreground, a lava pond and small spots of orange glow mark the location of the vent for the Kahauale‘a flow. Near the north rim of the crater (right) a steep spatter cone (see other photo from today) was producing loud gas jetting sounds.

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A close look at the start of the lava tube on the Kahauale‘a flow, ...

A closer look at the start of the lava tube on the Kahauale‘a flow, near the rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. See photo above for aerial view. Unfortunately a direct view of the lava stream was not available here.

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This steep spatter cone near the north rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater was ...

This steep spatter cone near the north rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater was making loud gas jetting sounds, presumably due to gas forced through the small glowing holes near the top of the cone.

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The Kahauale‘a flow remains active, with the flow front today about...

The Kahauale‘a flow remains active, with the flow front today about 4.9 km (3 miles) northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The flow is still on earlier Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō flows, but has been slowly approaching the edge of the forest.

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Farther down the flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō a skylight on the Kahauale‘a flow provided a view of the flowing lava stream in the lava tube.

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Good weather provides clear views of the ocean entry at Kupapa‘u

Good weather provides clear views of the ocean entry at Kupapa‘u...

Numerous ocean entry points were active today at Kupapa‘u, with a plume of discolored water drifting west.

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Another view of the ocean entry points and discolored water at Kupa...

Another view of the ocean entry points and discolored water at Kupapa‘u. The thermal camera today showed that water surface temperatures were up 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) a short distance out from the entry points. Just beyond the ocean entry, the light colored areas represent active breakouts. On the pali, fume marks the path of the lava tube. The bump on the horizon at the very left edge of the image is Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, the site of the vent for these flows.

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View looking northeast towards Kalapana from the ocean entry. The ...

View looking northeast towards Kalapana from the ocean entry. The small white dots in the distance are houses in Kalapana Gardens subdivision.

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