Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 21, 2015

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Pu‘u Kahauale‘a nearly gone; lava flow intersects old tube

 

Pu‘u Kahauale‘a nearly gone; lava flow intersects old tube...

Pu‘u Kahauale‘a nearly gone; lava flow intersects old tube

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The most distant active tip of the June 27th flow, visible at the l...

The most distant active tip of the June 27th flow, visible at the left edge of the photo, was about 8.5 km (~5.3 miles) from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō today. This lobe of the flow intersected an old lava tube earlier in the week that transported lava a short distance downslope, where it emerged from skylights to make several small isolated pads of lava (center of the photo). The view is to the southwest, so Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is well off in the distance beyond the top of the photo.

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