Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 14, 2014

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June 27 lava flow remains active in forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

 

June 27 lava flow remains active in forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

The June 27 lava flow remains active as a narrow lobe pushing through thick forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, triggering small brush fires. This view is to the east, with the forested cone of Heiheiahulu partly obscured by the smoke plume from this angle. The flow front today was 8.7 km (5.4 miles) northeast of the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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The surface flows active at the front of the June 27 lava flow are ...

The surface flows active at the front of the June 27 lava flow are fed from lava flowing through a lava tube. This collapse of a portion of the roof has produced a skylight, and a direct view of the fluid lava stream several meters (yards) beneath the surface.

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A remarkable perched lava pond was active on the June 27 lava flow ...

A remarkable perched lava pond was active on the June 27 lava flow more than a month ago. On August 12 a small lava flow erupted from the rim of the inactive pond, with the flow presumably originating from fluid lava that remained in the perched pond interior. This type of flow is commonly erupted from perched lava ponds and small lava shields, and we informally refer to these as "seeps". The seeps have a characteristic spiny, toothpaste-like, flow texture. Today, this seep was inactive, but the flow interior remained incandescent. The front of this small flow can be seen at the top of the photograph.

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Another skylight opened up in the past few days, exposing a long se...

Another skylight opened up in the past few days, exposing a long section of the lava stream.

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