Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 29, 2016

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Lava continues to flow into the ocean

Lava continues to flow into the ocean...

The 61g lava flow continues to stream into the ocean, with two entry points observed today: the original one, where lava first entered the ocean on July 26 (near center of photo), and a smaller one to the west (far left side of photo). The ocean entries are adding lava to the rubble at the bottom of the sea cliff. Black sand—formed by the interaction of hot lava and cool seawater, as well as by wave erosion of the rocky cliff—is also accumulating along the coastline.

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A close-up view of the main ocean entry, showing the accumulation o...

A close-up view of the main ocean entry, showing the accumulation of lava and black sand at the base of the sea cliff.

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Today, HVO's geology field crew gathered data near the 61g lava flo...

Today, HVO's geology field crew gathered data near the 61g lava flow vent on the eastern flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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At the summit of Kīlauea

At the summit of Kīlauea......

On Friday afternoon, three areas of spattering on the summit lava lake surface produced abundant volcanic gas emissions, one of the main hazards near the Halema‘uma‘u Crater vent. Earlier this morning, spattering lava was visible from a safe distance at Jaggar Museum Overlook in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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