Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - November 1, 2014

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Scattered breakouts on the distal portion of June 27 lava flowv

 

Scattered breakouts on the distal portion of June 27 lava flow...

A pāhoehoe toe oozes out of the northern margin of the June 27th lava flow in thick forest, about 300 meters (328 yards) upslope of the leading edge of the flow

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Sluggish pāhoehoe breakouts were present along the south margin of ...

Sluggish pāhoehoe breakouts were present along the south margin of the June 27th lava flow on Saturday morning about 100 meters (109 yards) upslope of the leading edge of the flow.

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An HVO geologist maps the margin of the June 27th lava flow using G...

An HVO geologist maps the margin of the June 27th lava flow using GPS. Mapping on foot like this can be difficult in thick forest due to downed trees covering the edge of the flow.

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A methane explosion in the ground adjacent to the flow margin threw...

A methane explosion in the ground adjacent to the flow margin threw these blocks of older lava, some up to half a meter (yard) in diameter, a distance of several meters (yards) onto the flow surface. Just to the left of the geologists is a crater of disrupted ground, with overturned blocks of older lava up to a meter (yard) in size. Methane explosions are a hazard in the immediate vicinity of the flow margin. More about methane bursts can be found at https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_volcano_watch.html?vwid....

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