Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 23, 2010

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Lava flow reached the north facing scarp and composite image showing the active flow front

 

Image: Vegetation Redirecting Lava Flows

Lava flows have reached the north facing scarp of the Hakuma horst (the vegetated segment roughly shaped like California), temporarily stopping flows toward the south, sending them along the scarp to the east and west. If the flows continue to inflate, they will overcome the topography of the horst and once again flow toward the ocean.

(Credit: Tim Orr, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.)

Image: Composite Photo of Active Flow Front

This composite image combines a thermal image with a normal photograph, and shows the active flow front in Kalapana. The flow is abutting the raised ground of the Hakuma horst, which is diverting the flows to the east and bringing them closer to residences.

(Credit: Tim Orr, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.)