Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 12, 2014

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June 27 flow continues advancing through forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

 

June 27 flow continues advancing through forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘...

The June 27 flow remains active, and has advanced further into the forest over the past week. The flow front today was 8.5 km (5.3 miles) northeast of the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō (see "map" link above for current flow field map). The flow's continued brisk advance rate is likely related, in part, to its continued confinement by local topography. Today, the narrow flow front was within one of the many linear depressions (grabens) on the East Rift Zone. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō can be seen in the distance.

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Another view of the flow front, looking east. The small bump on th...

Another view of the flow front, looking east. The small bump on the horizon, near the center of the photograph, is the forested cone of Heiheiahulu.

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Portions of the June 27 lava flow continue to expand and cover olde...

Portions of the June 27 lava flow continue to expand and cover older flows from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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A skylight reveals the fluid lava stream within the main tube on th...

A skylight reveals the fluid lava stream within the main tube on the June 27 lava flow. The recently active perched lava pond is in the upper left portion of the photograph.

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A closer look into the skylight on the June 27 lava flow, revealing...

A closer look into the skylight on the June 27 lava flow, revealing complex structure within the lava tube. The bright incandescent area is the fluid lava stream, which was slowly but steadily flowing through the tube.

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