Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 20, 2016

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Lava flow on coastal plain still active

 

Lava flow on coastal plain still active...

Kīlauea Volcano's lava flow remains active, with pāhoehoe lobes, like the one shown here, slowly advancing on the coastal plain. Breakouts upslope of the leading edge continue to widen the flow margins. Today, the active flow front was approximately 850 m (0.5 miles) from the ocean, and 720 m (0.4 miles) from the road.

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The HVO field crew mapped new breakouts on the lava flow by recordi...

The HVO field crew mapped new breakouts on the lava flow by recording GPS points along the active flow margin.

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Vigorous spattering on Kīlauea summit lava lake 

Vigorous spattering on Kīlauea summit lava lake...

A long, hot hike was not needed to see red lava today. Vigorous spattering from Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake was visible from the Jaggar Museum Overlook in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park as of this afternoon. The lava lake surface, measured at 25 m (82 ft) below the vent rim this morning, was high enough for the spattering to be seen from afar.

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A zoomed-in view of the lava lake spattering....

A zoomed-in view of the lava lake spattering.

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