Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 8, 2012

Release Date:

View of swiftly-moving lava entering the tube system, and active breakouts.

View of swiftly-moving lava entering the tube system, and active breakouts

This video begins with a view of lava in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō made possible by a small collapse pit. The lava is swiftly moving towards the northeast, and this represents lava within Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater that is entering the lava tube system which, in turn, feeds the active flow field. The movie continues with a flight along this active lava tube system, with the trace of the tube evident by numerous fuming points. The movie ends just short of the area of active Pāhoehoe breakouts, where lava exits the tube system onto the surface. These flows were active about 300 m (330 yards) north of the boundary of Royal Gardens subdivision.

(Public domain.)

This photograph shows the east rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. A collapse...

This photograph shows the east rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. A collapsed spatter cone revealed a swiftly flowing stream of lava heading northeast, into the tube system that supplies the active flow field. The active flows today were 6 km (3.7 miles) southeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

(Public domain.)

At the front of the active flow field, several narrow streams of la...

At the front of the active flow field, several narrow streams of lava were active, reflecting a relatively high level of activity today.

(Public domain.)