Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 27, 2018

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Kīlauea Lower East Rift Zone

 

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Aerial view (looking east) of the fissure 8 lava channel this morning. The dark-colored crust and incandescent cracks on the channel result from the cooling of exposed lava at the surface and movement within the lava channel.

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Color photograph of lava entering ocean

The south edge of the lava flow showed no incandescence this morning and remained less than 0.1 miles from the Pohoiki boat ramp in Isaac Hale Park. The main ocean entry area was still in the Ahalanui area.

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Small streams of lava continue to enter the ocean offshore of Kapoho, producing small laze plumes. The one shown here is the southernmost entry of two in this area.

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