Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 12, 2012

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Surface flows on pali and coastal plain; small lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Surface flows on pali and coastal plain; small lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Surface flows on pali and coastal plain; small lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō...

Surface flows remain active on the coastal plain, but have retreated inland compared to their position last week. The active front is now about 1.3 km (0.8 miles) from the ocean.

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In addition to the active flows on the coastal plain, lava flows we...

In addition to the active flows on the coastal plain, lava flows were also active on the pali and at the base of the pali. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the Halema‘uma‘u plume are visible near the top of the image.

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Several openings on the floor of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater and along the...

Several openings on the floor of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater and along the Peace Day flow tube system continue to degas profusely. The only visible lava, however, is the small lava lake confined to a pit on the northeastern side of the crater floor. The lava lake has been present for the last several months.

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The lava lake on the northeastern edge of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater floo...

The lava lake on the northeastern edge of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater floor is about 30 m (100 ft) across. It's level rises and falls with changes in pressure in the magma storage body beneath Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. Today, the lava lake was at a relatively low level, compared to its condition over the last few months.

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