Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 20, 2012

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Sluggish activity on the flow field.

Sluggish activity on the flow field

Sluggish activity on the flow field...

This thermal image, looking west, shows the meager activity out on the flow field today, due to an ongoing deflation event at the summit. On the coastal plain, the red and orange areas depict flows that have been active over the past two weeks, but are now stalled. The small yellow and white areas represent breakouts that were active today, and these were very small and scattered. For scale, these small breakouts are a few hundred meters (yards) out from the base of the pali. Other breakouts were active higher on the pali, but these were also fairly small and weak.

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This panorama, taken from the eastern rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, show...

This panorama, taken from the eastern rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, shows the broken, jumbled crater floor. In the right portion of the photograph, near the northeast rim of the crater, a collapsed cone hosted a small roiling lava pond today.

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Higher up on the flow field, fume marks the trace of the lava tube....

Higher up on the flow field, fume marks the trace of the lava tube. In the lower left portion of the photograph, a glowing skylight can be seen. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is visible near the top of the photo.

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An HVO geologist sets up a webcam to monitor active flows on the co...

An HVO geologist sets up a webcam to monitor active flows on the coastal plain.

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