Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 6, 2015

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Breakouts persist upslope of stalled flow front, with recent reduction in activity

 

Breakouts persist upslope of stalled flow front, with recent reduct...

The leading tip of the June 27th flow remains stalled, but breakouts persist upslope of the stalled tip. Over the past few days, summit deflation has led to a reduction in overall surface activity on the June 27th flow, particularly in the upslope portion of the flow field near Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. In this photo, a recent small breakout (light colored area) has reached the flow boundary, triggering a small brush fire.

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Another small breakout upslope of the stalled flow front, triggerin...

Another small breakout upslope of the stalled flow front, triggering a small brush fire. Low clouds and rain prevented wider views of the flow activity today.

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Summit lava lake level has dropped with recent deflation

Summit lava lake level has dropped with recent deflation...

Summit deflation over the past few days has been associated with a steadily dropping lava lake level. This morning, the lake was 72 m (240 ft) below the rim of the Overlook crater.

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