Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - October 25, 2014

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June 27th flow crosses AP‘A‘ā Street

 

June 27th flow crosses AP‘A‘ā Street...

The June 27th lava flow crossed AP‘A‘ā Street / Cemetery Road at 3:50 AM, HST, Saturday morning, October 25, 2014. In this photo, which was taken at about 9 AM Saturday, the flow is moving from right to left, with burning asphalt visible along it's NW margin. A utility pole, far right, was surrounded by lava but remained standing at the time of the photo. The hope is that the protective insulation and cinder/cement barrier around the pole will prevent it from burning through.

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At 11 AM Saturday, the June 27th flow was advancing down the grassy...

At 11 AM Saturday, the June 27th flow was advancing down the grassy driveway that leads to the Pāhoa cemetery. This view is looking upslope towards AP‘A‘ā Street along the cemetery driveway.

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The June 27th lava flow advances across the pasture between the Pāh...

The June 27th lava flow advances across the pasture between the Pāhoa cemetery and AP‘A‘ā Street, surrounding a barbed wire fence.

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A small shed is consumed by lava in the pasture between the Pāhoa c...

A small shed is consumed by lava in the pasture between the Pāhoa cemetery and AP‘A‘ā Street.

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A typical portion of the pāhoehoe flow margin near the flow front, ...

A typical portion of the pāhoehoe flow margin near the flow front, just downslope of Cemetery Rd./AP‘A‘ā St. The horizontal incandescent cracks seen in the center and right portions of the photo indicate that the flow was inflating. pāhoehoe inflation is driven by continued supply of lava beneath the surface crust, which slowly raises the surface.

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An HVO geologist takes a GPS waypoint at the flow front. This meas...

An HVO geologist takes a GPS waypoint at the flow front. This measurement is done sequentially throughout the day to measure flow advance rates. The flow front was moving through tall grass in an open field downslope of AP‘A‘ā St. today.

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A section of the flow margin near the flow front, showing a continu...

A section of the flow margin near the flow front, showing a continuous horizontal incandescent crack that indicates ongoing flow inflation. HVO geologist for scale. The flow here was only about a meter thick, but slightly farther upslope where the lava has had more time to inflate the thickness was closer to two meters.

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Some of the flow front had the appearance of "slabby" pāhoehoe, whi...

Some of the flow front had the appearance of "slabby" pāhoehoe, which is the type of pāhoehoe in which the surface consists of numerous broken, overturned slabs.

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One of the rotated surface slabs presses against the fencing that r...

One of the rotated surface slabs presses against the fencing that runs along the small road to the cemetery.

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