Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 22, 2016

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Sluggish pāhoehoe breakouts advance slowly on coastal plain

 

Sluggish pāhoehoe breakouts advance slowly on coastal plain...

The flow front remains active and consists of slowly advancing pāhoehoe. There are scattered breakouts along the margins of the flow on the coastal plain and base of the pali. During the overflight today, the flow front was 730 m (0.45 miles) from the ocean.

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A faint double rainbow provided a beautiful backdrop for sluggish p...

A faint double rainbow provided a beautiful backdrop for sluggish pāhoehoe lava oozing out from near the flow front this morning.

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During early morning field observations, a large breakout of lava n...

During early morning field observations, a large breakout of lava near the base of Pūlama Pali (steep fault scarp in background) was visible through fumes from the lava tube and heat shimmer from lava on the coastal plain. The approximate location of the lava tube feeding Kīlauea's active lava flow is visible as degassing sources (white fume) on the pali.

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A breakout at the base of the pali viewed by a field crew this morn...

A breakout at the base of the pali viewed by a field crew this morning has formed a channelized ‘A‘ā flow on the steeper portion of the coastal plain.

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A close up view of the ‘A‘ā channel. ...

A close up view of the ‘A‘ā channel.

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