Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 30, 2015

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Scattered breakouts northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, but little forward progress

Scattered breakouts northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, but little forward prog...

Active pāhoehoe lava is scattered over a broad area northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, but has not advanced significantly over the past month. Today, the farthest active lava was about 7.5 km (4.7 miles) from the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with the leading tip of this breakout burning vegetation. Aerial view towards the southwest. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is in the upper left.

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A closer look at the upper June 27th flow field, where numerous bre...

A closer look at the upper June 27th flow field, where numerous breakouts were active. The active breakouts are visible as the light-colored areas near the bottom of the photo. In the lower right, the remains of Pu‘u Kahauale‘a can be seen. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is in the upper left.

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A view of the southern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, where two small...

A view of the southern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, where two small incandescent vents have been active recently.

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A closer view of the one of the pāhoehoe breakouts near Pu‘u Kahaua...

A closer view of the one of the pāhoehoe breakouts near Pu‘u Kahauale‘a. The dark flakes on the surface are bits of crust from the underlying flow that get stuck to the front of the newer flow, and end up on the top surface as the nose of the new flow inflates.

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A view of the breakouts active near Pu‘u Kahauale‘a. ...

A view of the breakouts active near Pu‘u Kahauale‘a.

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