Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - December 6, 2013

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Kahauale‘a 2 flow still active in forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Kahauale‘a 2 flow still active in forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Kahauale‘a 2 flow still active in forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

Continuing the same trend of activity observed over the past few weeks, the active breakouts on the Kahauale‘a 2 flow are still slowly advancing into the forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, creating small vegetation fires.

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This thermal image looks northeast from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, and shows how th...

This thermal image looks northeast from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, and shows how the subsurface lava tubes feeding the active breakouts on the Kahauale‘a 2 flow are clearly visible as lines of slightly higher temperatures on the surface. At the bottom of the image, the lava tube coming from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō forks, with the eastern branch supplying lava to the main area of active breakouts (5 km, or about 3 miles, northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō) and the western branch feeding a small area of breakouts about 2 km (1.2 miles) north of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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