Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 27, 2013

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Kahauale‘a 2 flow still expanding north of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, ocean entries remain active.

Kahauale‘a 2 flow still expanding north of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, ocean entries remain active

lava flow expanding into trees

The Kahauale‘a 2 flow remains active north of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, and has expanded a very minor amount into the forest, burning trees. The flow, which consists of slowly moving pāhoehoe, has widened but advanced little over the past two weeks.

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A wider view of a portion of the Kahauale‘a 2 flow margin at the fo...

A wider view of a portion of the Kahauale‘a 2 flow margin at the forest boundary.

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The Kahauale‘a 2 flow, which is active north of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, is fed f...

The Kahauale‘a 2 flow, which is active north of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, is fed from a vent at this cone on the northeast rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. Small openings at the top of the cone contain sloshing lava, and two skylights at the very start of the Kahauale‘a 2 lava tube provided views of a swiftly moving lava stream rushing downslope.

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This thermal image shows the eastern ocean entry at Kupapa‘u Point....

This thermal image shows the eastern ocean entry at Kupapa‘u Point. Just inland from the entry point a patch of slightly warmer temperatures indicates an area of recent small breakouts. Inland from this warm patch you can see a narrow line of elevated temperatures that traces the path of the lava tube beneath the surface that is supplying lava to this ocean entry. Two plumes of high temperature water spread out from the entry point.

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