Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 10, 2013

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Lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent, small lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō overflows crater, small ‘a‘ā flow on lower pali in Royal Gardens, and Lava flows aactive on coastal plain.

Lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent

Lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent...

The lava lake in the Overlook vent reached to within 40 m (130 ft) of the Halema‘uma‘u crater floor before sunrise this morning, before beginning to drop again. The lake level, however, remains high, as can be seen in this photo, looking west. Note the dramatic overhang on the north-northwest side of the vent (to the right).

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Small lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō overflows crater

Small lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō overflows crater...

The small lava lake on the northeast side of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater floor produced several short flows since last night (January 9). This morning, two separate flows spilled from the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater and onto the northeast flank of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. The flows are visible at the lower left side of the photo.

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Zoomed-in view of the lava lake on the northeast side of the Pu‘u ‘...

Zoomed-in view of the lava lake on the northeast side of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater floor.

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Small ‘a‘ā flow on lower pali in Royal Gardens
 

Small ‘A‘ā flow on lower pali in Royal Gardens...

A breakout from the active lava tube near the base of the pali in Royal Gardens yesterday fed lava onto the coastal plain. This morning, the breakout fed a small ‘A‘ā flow, seen in this photo. Several streams of lava from the breakout point are visible in the background.

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View of the front of the slowly advancing ‘A‘ā flow at the base of ...

View of the front of the slowly advancing ‘A‘ā flow at the base of the pali.

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Lava flows active on coastal plain and entering ocean

Lava flows aactive on coastal plain and entering ocean...

This is a thermal image, looking southwest, showing the active lava flows on the coastal plain. The ocean entry points are to the left, and the breakout near the base of the pali in Royal Gardens is to the right. The active flows near the ocean straddle the National Park boundary (i.e. both inside and outside the Park).

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Lava continues to dribble over the sea cliff at the coast, where it...

Lava continues to dribble over the sea cliff at the coast, where it produces several weak and variable plumes. This is the eastern of two ocean entry areas, and is outside the National Park. The western area, out of sight to the left in this photo, is within the National Park.

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