Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 29, 2014

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Far end of June 27th lava flow reactivates, lava spills out of steaming crack

 

Far end of June 27th lava flow reactivates, lava spills out of stea...

The steaming ground crack observed yesterday suggested that lava was close to the surface within the crack, and today lava in the crack reached the surface and began spilling out into the thick forest. The leading edge of the lava today was near the abandoned well site (cleared area at left). This farthest lava was about 11.9 km (7.4 miles) from the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō (visible on horizon) and 2.6 km (1.6 miles) from the eastern boundary of the Wao Kele o Puna forest reserve.

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