Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 28, 2018

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Erupting vents and flows continue to change

 

Erupting vents and flows continues to change...

Aerial view of active lava flow crossing Pohoiki Road during an overflight this morning about 7 a.m. HST. Pohoiki Road cuts through middle of photograph. Note lava fountains erupting (top right) from fissure 8 (left-side fountain) and 24 (right-side fountain) from the fissure complex. By late this morning, the flow's advance slowed to a few meters (yards) per hour, and fissure 8 activity had diminished significantly.

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Close view of lava channel in middle of flow erupting from fissure ...

Close view of lava channel in middle of the lava flow erupting from fissure 8 during this morning's overflight at about 7 a.m. HST. The tallest lava fountain is fissure 8, active since yesterday evening. The eruption rate at fissure 8 diminished significantly later in the morning.

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View of the fissure complex looking toward the southwest (uprift) d...

View of the fissure complex looking toward the southwest (uprift) during this afternoon's overflight at about 1:15 p.m. HST. The small lava flows spreading to the southeast from the fissure complex (lower middle) originate in the area of between fissures 16 and 18. The channelized lava flow in upper left originates from fissure 22.

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View of the fissure complex is toward the southeast during this aft...

View of the fissure complex is toward the southeast during this afternoon's overflight of the lower East Rift Zone at about 1:15 p.m. HST. The lava channel in middle of photograph is filling with lava erupted from fissure 22.

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View of the now-sluggish lava flow that crossed Pohoiki Road earlie...

View of the now-sluggish lava flow that crossed Pohoiki Road earlier today; the flow originated from fissure 8. This fissure was very active overnight, slowed this morning, and stopped by about noon. During the close of an overflight this afternoon, lava began erupting downrift of fissure 8 in the area between about fissure 7 and 21 (low fountains in upper right). This photo was taken at about 1:45 p.m. HST. Compare with photo above.

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Close view of weak ocean entry at about 1:05 p.m. HST. Only small a...

Close view of weak ocean entry at about 1:05 p.m. HST. Only small and intermittent "laze" plumes have been observed today. The vents that supplied lava to the flow and sea stopped erupting overnight, and only residual lava still hot within the flow occasionally spilled into the sea today.

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