Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - November 20, 2014

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Breakouts remain active around ground crack system and well site

 

Breakouts remain active around ground crack system and well site...

The farthest downslope breakouts today are still situated around the ground crack system, near the abandoned well site. The front of these breakouts was about 500 m (0.3 miles) northeast of the well site, and about 1.9 km (1.2 miles) west of Kaohe Homesteads. These breakouts were covering the existing flow and burning forest on its margins.

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Much of the active lava was covering the existing flow around the g...

Much of the active lava was covering the existing flow around the ground crack system, with small portions entering the forest at the flow margins. The activity in the forest triggered brush fires and frequent methane explosions.

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An HVO geologist examines a ground crack into which lava was pourin...

An HVO geologist examines a ground crack into which lava was pouring near the flow margin, producing large amounts of steam.

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