Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 10, 2015

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Active breakouts continue upslope of stalled flow front

 

Active breakouts continue upslope of stalled flow front...

The leading tip of the June 27th flow has been stalled roughly 500 meters (550 yards) upslope of Highway 130 for several weeks, but breakouts have persisted upslope of this stalled tip. Today, the closest active breakout to the flow tip was roughly 300 meters (330 yards) upslope of the tip.

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This comparison of a normal photograph and a thermal image shows th...

This comparison of a normal photograph and a thermal image shows the position of active breakouts relative to the inactive flow tip. The white box shows the rough extent of the thermal image on the right. In the thermal image, active breakouts are visible as white and yellow areas. Although active breakouts are absent at the inactive tip of the flow, breakouts are present just a short distance behind the tip, and are also scattered further upslope.

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Roughly 6 km (4 miles) upslope of the stalled tip of the flow, a sm...

Roughly 6 km (4 miles) upslope of the stalled tip of the flow, a small breakout was active at a major fork on the June 27th flow. The lobe extending off the top of the photograph entered Pāhoa in October, and is now inactive. The lobe extending off the left edge of the photograph is the currently active lobe.

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A breakout was also active farther upslope, closer to Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. T...

A breakout was also active farther upslope, closer to Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. This breakout, visible as the light gray surface, has reached the forest boundary and triggered several small brush fires.

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Summit eruption at Halema‘uma‘u Crater continues...

The summit lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater continues with relatively steady activity. Today, spattering was active along the south margin of the lava lake.

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