Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 31, 2012

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Small, scattered breakouts on flow field.

Small, scattered breakouts on flow field

Small, scattered breakouts on flow field...

This image is a composite of a thermal image and a normal photograph, showing the coastal plain and pali. Red areas are warm portions of the flow field that were active in the past weeks or months, while yellow and white areas are areas of active breakouts. This image shows a handful of active breakouts scattered across the flow field, but each one is relatively small. Some of these breakouts were only weakly active. Overall, this image shows a reduced level of activity on the flow field today.

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The lava pond in the northeast portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater remains ...

The lava pond in the northeast portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater remains active, though the level of lava was low in the pit today. Over this past weekend, a small collapse of the rim enlarged the pit slightly. The lava pond is about 30 meters (100 feet) wide.

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