Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - November 13, 2014

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Transfer Station Lava Terminus

Transfer Station Lava Terminus...

Terminus of the flow entering the Pāhoa transfer station. Compare to a similar image taken on November 11. There are no active toes of lava in the image, but the lava is still hot enough to burn the asphalt beneath, creating visible white smoke.

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Breakout downslope of the Pāhoa transfer station...

Breakout of pāhoehoe lava downslope of the house that burned on November 10. The photo is looking northwest.

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Burst Tumuli...

As inflation occurs within the core of a pāhoehoe flow, a tumulus (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/images/pglossary/tumulus.php), or domed hill, can form. Occasionally the pressure within the flow can exceed the strength of the pāhoehoe crust, resulting in an outpouring of lava from the core of the tumulus. Lava burst from this tumulus, left side of photo along the skyline, approximately 35 yards downslope of the cemetery. A rocky block, presumably from the top of the tumulus, rests where the outpouring of lava began.

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Another view of the burst tumulus, looking northwest. The rocky blo...

Another view of the burst tumulus, looking northwest. The rocky block is visible in the center left of the image.

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A view looking along the transfer station's outer fence, which lava...

A view looking along the transfer station's outer fence, which lava burst through recently. Lava then flowed down the embankment onto the low access road (right side of photo).

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An HVO geologist encounters a small brush fire along the margin of ...

An HVO geologist encounters a small brush fire along the margin of the lobe that was active a few hundred meters upslope of the transfer station.

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