Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 8, 2012

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Active pāhoehoe on the coastal plain.

Active pāhoehoe on the coastal plain

Active pāhoehoe on the coastal plain of Kīlauea volcano, Hawai‘i....

pāhoehoe flows were active on the coastal plain today, but extended only about 400 m (440 yards) out from the base of the pali. These flows have about 2.8 km (1.7 miles) more to travel to reach the ocean. Farther up the hill, on the steep lower portion of the pali, several active ‘a‘ā cascades are visible.

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