Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 26, 2012

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Continued flow activity on coastal plain but little forward progress.

Continued flow activity on coastal plain but little forward progress

Continued flow activity on coastal plain but little forward progres...

Surface flows remain active on the pali and coastal plain, but have not made significant progress towards the ocean. On today's field visit, the closest flows to the ocean were about 2 km (1.2 miles) from the water. This image shows a pāhoehoe breakout at the flow front, with a rigid ropy section of crust being carried forward by the flowing lava beneath it. In the background, the forested areas on the pali are some of the last remaining uncovered portions of Royal Gardens subdivision.

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