Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 5, 2015

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Breakouts continue northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

 

Breakouts continue northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

The June 27th lava flow remains active, with breakouts focused in several areas northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The farthest downslope activity observed on today's overflight was roughly 8 km (5 miles) northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. This photograph shows one of the active breakouts closer to Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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One of several lobes on the June 27th flow that was at the forest b...

One of several lobes on the June 27th flow that was at the forest boundary today, burning vegetation northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Summit lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater remains at high level

Summit lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater remains at high level...

Over the past week, the summit lava lake in the Overlook crater rose and spilled out onto the floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, creating the dark flows in the south part of Halema‘uma‘u (left side of crater from this direction). The extent of the lake itself, set within the Overlook crater, is slightly difficult to distinguish from this view but the spattering at the lake margin is visible. The overflows onto the Halema‘uma‘u Crater floor, not counting the area of the lake itself, total about 11 hectares (28 acres).

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A closer look at the lava lake and overflows on the floor of Halema...

A closer look at the lava lake and overflows on the floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. The outline of the Overlook crater, and the active lake, is easier to distinguish in this view.

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From this angle, the extent of the lava lake within the Overlook cr...

From this angle, the extent of the lava lake within the Overlook crater is much easier to distinguish from the surrounding overflows. The closed Halema‘uma‘u parking lot is in the right side of the photograph.

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