Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 2, 2018

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Fissure 8 flow front, June 2

Fissure 8 flow front, June 2...

USGS scientists on HVO's overflight this morning (June 2) captured this image of the fissure 8 flow front as it advanced west along Highway 132. Around the time of this photo, 7:15 a.m. HST, the flow front was approximately 100 yards west of the Hwy 132/137 intersection and advancing along a broad front over 300 yards in width extending both north and south of Highway 132.

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Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows

Thermal map of fissure system and lava flows...

This thermal map shows the fissure system and lava flows as of 6:45 am on Saturday, June 2. The flow from Fissure 8 continues to advance in a northeast direction and the front was roughly 10.1 km (6.3 miles) from the vent at Fissure 8. The black and white area is the extent of the thermal map. Temperature in the thermal image is displayed as gray-scale values, with the brightest pixels indicating the hottest areas. The thermal map was constructed by stitching many overlapping oblique thermal images collected by a handheld thermal camera during a helicopter overflight of the flow field. The base is a copyrighted color satellite image (used with permission) provided by Digital Globe.

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Lava fountaining at night time.

Overnight (June 1-2), fissure 8 lava fountains decreased to heights of about 50 m (164 feet). The moon can be seen in the upper left.

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Lava flowing

Northern edge of the fissure 8 flow front on the night of June 1, as it approached the intersection of Highways 132 and 137, known as "Four Corners."

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lava flow on road way

East side of the fissure 8 flow on the "lighthouse road" (east of the Four Corners intersection). The ‘a‘ā flow was about 5 m (16 ft) thick when this photo was taken around 2:00 p.m. HST. 

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A scientist looking at lava flow

An HVO geologist documents the fissure 8 flow southeast of Four Corners (the intersection of Highways 132 and 137).

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Plume from lava flow

As fissure 8 lava flowed into Green Lake, the lake water boiled away, sending a white plumehigh into the sky—visible from afar between around 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. HST. This aerial photo, taken a couple of hours later by the Hawai‘i County Fire Department, shows still-steaming lava within Green Lake, located near the intersection of Highways 132 and 137.

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