Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 4, 2015

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Scattered breakouts northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

 

Scattered breakouts northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

Scattered breakouts remain active northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. On today's overflight, breakouts were active as far as 8 km (5 miles) northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. Some of this activity was at the forest boundary, burning vegetation. This narrow lobe, one of several active on the flow field today, traveled over earlier Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava (light brown) to reach the forest boundary.

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Activity at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō remains relatively steady. This photograph l...

Activity at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō remains relatively steady. This photograph looks towards the southwest, and shows outgassing from numerous areas in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. On the far side of the crater, the small circular pit (right of center) had a small lava pond that was too deep to see from this angle.

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As shown in the May 21 field photos, the small forested cone of Pu‘...

As shown in the May 21 field photos, the small forested cone of Pu‘u Kahauale‘a has been slowly buried by flows over the past several months. All that remains today are narrow portions of the rim standing above the lava.

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Recent lava on the June 27th flow cascaded over the overhanging rim...

Recent lava on the June 27th flow cascaded over the overhanging rim of this collapse pit on an earlier portion of the flow field.

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Summit activity continues in Halema‘uma‘u...

A wide view of the northern portion of Kīlauea Caldera, on an exceptionally clear day. HVO and Jaggar Museum can be seen as the light-colored spot on the caldera rim. Mauna Loa is in the distance.

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Halema‘uma‘u Crater, looking west. The dark area on the crater flo...

Halema‘uma‘u Crater, looking west. The dark area on the crater floor consists of recent overflows from the Overlook crater. The Overlook crater is near the left edge of the photo, and a portion of the active lava lake surface can be seen below the rim.

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