Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 2, 2016

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Flow front starting to advance across coastal plain

 

Flow front starting to advance across coastal plain...

The flow front remains active and has begun crossing the coastal plain. This afternoon, the flow front was roughly 400 m (0.25 miles) out from the base of the pali, and was 2.9 km (1.8 miles) from the ocean. The front consisted of slabby pāhoehoe, though ‘A‘ā was also active at the base of the pali.

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A short distance upslope of the leading tip of the flow, the margin...

A short distance upslope of the leading tip of the flow, the margin was less vigorous and forming more typical pāhoehoe lobes.

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The activity at the leading tip of the flow was vigorous, with smal...

The activity at the leading tip of the flow was vigorous, with small channels appearing from time to time.

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