Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 18, 2013

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Ocean entry and coastal plain surface flows remain active.

Ocean entry and coastal plain surface flows remain active

Ocean entry and coastal plain surface flows remain active...

The ocean entry near Kupapa`u Point remains active, with numerous streams of lava entering the water over a wide section of coastline.

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Only a few scattered breakouts were active near the shoreline, with...

Only a few scattered breakouts were active near the shoreline, with most of the activity on the coastal plain closer to the base of the pali. This pāhoehoe lobe was active near the east margin of the Peace Day flow field just a few hundred meters (yards) from the coastline.

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A surge of "blue glassy" pāhoehoe flows out of an inflated flow mar...

A surge of "blue glassy" pāhoehoe flows out of an inflated flow margin near the shoreline. This type of lava is thought to be stored within an inflating flow for up to a few days, changing its color and texture.

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A small pāhoehoe lobe flows into a crack on the coastal plain. ...

A small pāhoehoe lobe flows into a crack on the coastal plain.

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As this pāhoehoe lobe flows into the crack, the surface layer rolls...

As this pāhoehoe lobe flows into the crack, the surface layer rolls up creating a ropy texture that is common on pāhoehoe flows.

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A portion of this pāhoehoe flow is channeled into a crack by two su...

A portion of this pāhoehoe flow is channeled into a crack by two surrounding tumuli.

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