Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 12, 2016

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Scattered breakouts northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Scattered breakouts northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

Scattered breakouts persist northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with much of the active lava moving along the northern flow field boundary, burning vegetation and creating smoke plumes. This view looks southwest, and Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is near the top of the photograph.

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A closer view of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, looking northwest. The vent for the Ju...

A closer view of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, looking northwest. The vent for the June 27th lava flow is at the right edge of the photograph, near the source of white fume. Mauna Loa (upper left) and Mauna Kea (upper right) are visible in the distance.

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A narrow stream of lava pours from the top of a tumulus (roughly 3 ...

A narrow stream of lava pours from the top of a tumulus (roughly 3 meters, or 10 feet above the surroundings), attesting to the fluid pressure in the interior of the flow. This view looks north, towards the area that lava is burning forest. Mauna Kea is faintly visible in the distance.

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Clear skies today had bright sunlight filtering through the thick f...

Clear skies today had bright sunlight filtering through the thick fume on the rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater.

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Gas jetting sounds were originating from incandescent openings on t...

Gas jetting sounds were originating from incandescent openings on this spatter cone on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater.

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One of the many active pāhoehoe lobes on the flow field today....

One of the many active pāhoehoe lobes on the flow field today.

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Comparison of a normal photograph with a thermal image of a pāhoeho...

Comparison of a normal photograph with a thermal image of a pāhoehoe lobe on the flow field today.

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High level in the summit lava lake...

The summit lava lake level has continued to rise over the past week with inflation, and was about 30 meters (roughly 100 feet) below the Overlook crater rim.

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A closer view of the lava lake surface. The white plume originates...

A closer view of the lava lake surface. The white plume originates from lava spattering, just out of view.

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