Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - October 6, 2014

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Flow front continues advancing northeast, triggers brush fire

Flow front continues advancing northeast, triggers brush fire ...

The June 27th lava flow remains active, and the flow front continues to advance towards the northeast along the forest boundary. Today, the flow front consisted of a narrow lobe moving through thick forest. The flow front was 1.7 km (1.1 miles) upslope of Apa‘a St., and 2.7 km (1.7 miles) from Pāhoa Village Road. The lava flow also triggered a brush fire that was active north of the flow front this afternoon.

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Another view of the flow front and brush fire, with a thermal image...

Another view of the flow front and brush fire, with a thermal image for comparison.

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A close-up view of the leading edge of the June 27th flow, which wa...

A close-up view of the leading edge of the June 27th flow, which was active along the forest boundary. The thermal image shows the concentration of hot, fluid lava at the flow margin.

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Another view of the flow front, largely masked by thick smoke, show...

Another view of the flow front, largely masked by thick smoke, showing the position of the flow in relation to the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision (left side of photograph). The brush fire extends off the right side of the photo.

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Breakouts remain active upslope of the flow front, in the area that...

Breakouts remain active upslope of the flow front, in the area that lava first entered ground cracks. Today these scattered breakouts were burning forest at numerous spots along the flow margin. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō can be seen in the distance.

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