Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 23, 2015

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Breakouts persist upslope of stalled flow front; new breakout at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

 

Breakouts persist upslope of stalled flow front; new breakout at Pu...

The leading tip of the June 27th lava flow remains stalled, but breakouts persist upslope of the stalled tip. Today, one of these breakouts (marked by the arrow) had advanced a short distance towards the north, reaching one of the fire break roads.

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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 roughly 450 m (490 yards) behind the tip, and are also scattered further upslope.

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New breakout at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō 

New breakout at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

This photograph looks east, and shows the breakout on the north flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō that began over the weekend. The breakout, visible as the lighter colored region in the center of the photograph, occurred from the area of the June 27th vent (upper right portion of photograph).

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A small lobe of pāhoehoe on the new breakout on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. ...

A small lobe of pāhoehoe on the new breakout on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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A closer look at some of the activity on the new breakout on the no...

A closer look at some of the activity on the new breakout on the north flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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