Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - November 1, 2012

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Flows on coastal plain and activity in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

 

Flows on coastal plain and activity in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

This view towards the southeast shows the vent area and upper lava tube system. In the lower right is Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, with a small circular lava lake in the northeast portion of the crater floor. Just to the left of this lava lake, outside of the crater on the eastern spillway, is the area of the September 21, 2011, fissure which is now the vent for the Peace Day flow. The vent area, now covered in lava, is the start of the lava tube, whose subsurface path is marked by the many sources of white fume.

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This thermal image shows an overview of active surface flows today....

This thermal image shows an overview of active surface flows today. There was a small area of active surface flows near the top of the pali, at the top of Royal Gardens subdivision, but most of the surface flows were active on the coastal plain. A line of high temperatures coming down the pali reveals the path of the lava tube, which splits just above the base of the pali.

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A closer view of the lava lake in the northeast portion of the crat...

A closer view of the lava lake in the northeast portion of the crater floor at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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At Halema‘uma‘u, the lava has dropped over the past week to levels ...

At Halema‘uma‘u, the lava has dropped over the past week to levels more typical of the last few months. Today, the lava was slightly below the deep inner ledge, with spattering along the southwest lake margin.

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