Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 15, 2012

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Lava flows on the pali and coastal plain, and a lava pond in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Lava flows on the pali and coastal plain, and a lava pond in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Lava flows on the pali and coastal plain, and a lava pond in Pu‘u ‘...

Lava flows remain active on the pali and coastal plain, and continue to slowly migrate towards the ocean. This thermal-visual composite shows the distribution of active flows, which are extensive and consist of several lobes. The active flow front today was 1.1 km (0.7 miles) from the water.

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View of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, looking southwest. In the foreground, an...

View of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, looking southwest. In the foreground, an active, spattering lava pond is contained within a collapse pit near the east rim of the crater. Two additional vents, both emitting fume, can be seen behind the fume from the lava pond.

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A close-up of the lava pond in the eastern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cra...

A close-up of the lava pond in the eastern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. The lava pond is about 30 meters (100 ft) in diameter. The dark lava flows at the bottom of the photo are crater overflows that swept down the east flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō in September 2011.

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