Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - October 26, 2017

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Lava breakouts continue on the coastal plain and on the delta

 

Lava breakouts continue on the coastal plain and on the delta...

Today (October 26) on Kīlauea's 61g coastal flow field, the closest mapped active surface flows were approximately 1.4 km (0.9 miles) from the emergency road. The breakouts at the flow front were mostly sluggish and spread out pāhoehoe toes, with a few larger breakouts that were short-lived. Many other areas of surface breakouts were also found further upslope, produced by the June 26 breakout, degassing to the right of the green kipuka on the pali.

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A thin fluid sheet of pāhoehoe flows from underneath the fractured ...

A thin fluid sheet of pāhoehoe flows from underneath the fractured crust of a tumulus (inflated flow surface which is pushed upward), and quickly filled in nearby low areas. This surface activity from the June 26 breakout is close to the base of the pali. The tumulus (mound) on the left half of the photo is roughly 3 m (10 ft) tall.

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The episode 61g Kamokuna ocean entry was still active today (Octobe...

The episode 61g Kamokuna ocean entry was still active today (October 26), with a breakout on the delta surface feeding many lava streams on the delta's beach. Despite the amount of lava entering the ocean, the ocean entry plume was extremely weak, with little to no sign of it from the HPcam (Holei Pali webcam) which views the lower half of the 61g flow field from the ocean entry to the pali. Also at the ocean entry, there was another short-lived breakout on the sea cliff on October 19, which briefly spilled over the sea cliff and produced another small ‘A‘ā flow on the west side of the delta.

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