Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 9, 2014

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Kahauale‘a 2 flow still advancing through forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Kahauale‘a 2 flow still advancing through forest northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Kahauale‘a 2 flow still advancing through forest northeast of Pu‘u ...

The Kahauale‘a 2 flow remains active northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with the flow front this week consisting of a narrow finger that has reached 7.5 km (4.7 miles) northeast of the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The flow front has cut a narrow swath through the forest, and is igniting numerous small fires. The smell of smoke can sometimes be detected when the winds carry the smoke into populated areas. The vent for the Kahauale‘a 2 flow is on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone, which can be seen in the upper left portion of the image.

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View of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, looking southwest. The vent for the Kahauale‘a ...

View of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, looking southwest. The vent for the Kahauale‘a 2 flow is on the near side of the crater, close to the center of the photograph (but obscured by white fume). The Kahauale‘a 2 lava tube that is supplying lava to the flow front in the forest (see photo above) goes down the north flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone, and is marked by a line of fume extending towards the lower right corner of the photo. The lava tube that supplied the Peace Day flow (now inactive) extends to the southeast (towards the lower left corner of the photo) and is marked by a line of faint fume sources.

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