Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 6, 2015

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Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow still active

 

Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow still active...

Kīlauea's East Rift Zone lava flow has not advanced any closer to Pahoa Marketplace, but is still active. Breakouts were also active near the True/Mid-Pacific geothermal well site, and along the distal 3 km (2 miles) of the flow, where a narrow lobe has been advancing toward the north-northeast. The view is to the southwest.

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This shows a comparison of a normal photograph with a thermal image...

This shows a comparison of a normal photograph with a thermal image of the flow front. The white box shows the rough extent of the thermal image. White and yellow pixels in the thermal image show areas of active breakouts. Although the leading tip of the flow has stalled, the thermal image shows that active breakouts are present a short distance upslope of the stalled tip.

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This view, looking northeast, shows the distal part of the flow, wi...

This view, looking northeast, shows the distal part of the flow, with the flow lobe behind Pahoa Marketplace to the right and the newer north-northeast advancing lobe to the left. The north-northeast lobe is following a drainage that leads to the steepest-descent path that crosses Highway 130 about 1 km (0.6 mi) south of the Maku‘u Farmer's Market. The flow, however, is still 3.5 km (2.2 mi) upslope from that spot and moving slowly.

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This photo shows a closer view of the narrow north-northeast advanc...

This photo shows a closer view of the narrow north-northeast advancing lobe about 2.5 km (1.6 mi) upslope from the Pahoa Markplace. The view is to the northwest.

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