Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 12, 2017

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November 21 breakout remains active and Kamokuna ocean entry continues

 

November 21 breakout remains active and Kamokuna ocean entry contin...

The November 21 breakout from the episode 61g lava flow remains active. The tip is 2.4 km (1.5 mi) straight-line from the vent, and the furthest active lava is roughly 600 m (660 yd) back from the tip. The breakout, extending to the lower right of the image, can be identified by its light silver color. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is visible in the upper left of the photo.

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The Kamokuna ocean entry remains active. On December 31, approximat...

The Kamokuna ocean entry remains active. On December 31, approximately 21 acres of delta collapsed into the ocean. The remaining ~2.5 acres can be seen at the base of the sea cliff in long narrow sections. On the lower right of the photo, a scarp is visible where a portion of the old sea cliff collapsed. Degassing from the 61g lava tube is visible from the ocean entry to the upper right of the photo, and Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is visible in the top middle of the photo.

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A close up view of where approximately 4 acres of old sea cliff fel...

A close up view of where approximately 4 acres of old sea cliff fell into the ocean during the delta collapse on December 31. The far eastern end of this collapse (right), is where the old public viewing area was located prior to the collapse.

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On the left is a normal photograph of the ocean entry, which produc...

On the left is a normal photograph of the ocean entry, which produces a robust steam plume and an area of discolored water extending out from the entry point. The thermal image on the right shows how this area of discolored water corresponds to scalding water temperatures.

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Another view of the ocean entry, with the plume of hot water extend...

Another view of the ocean entry, with the plume of hot water extending out from the ocean entry point.

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