Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 1, 2017

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Activity continues at the Kamokuna ocean entry and along the 61g flow field

 

Activity continues at the Kamokuna ocean entry and along the 61g fl...

Lava continues to enter the ocean at the Kamokuna ocean entry with many small lava streams near the front of the delta. On August 19, there was a breakout approximately 120 m (394 ft) away from the edge of the sea cliff that lasted for approximately 9.5 hours. This breakout (upper center) cascaded over the cliff and onto the delta, producing a small ‘A‘ā flow seen on the western (left) side of the delta. Large cracks, some of which span the entire delta, continue to highlight instability and the possibility of a collapse.

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Today, two recent breakouts (lighter in color) were visible on the ...

Today, two recent breakouts (lighter in color) were visible on the steeper portion of the pali. The western breakout (left of the kipuka) started on August 27 from the 61g tube, and has started to advance onto the coastal plain. To the east (right) of the kipuka is a smaller surface flow that is a part of the larger June 26 breakout. This breakout has been supplying the active surface flows on the coastal plain for the last two months, and was approximately 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from the road today (September 1). Surface breakouts also remain active over much of the upper flow field (above the pali).

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Telephoto view of some of the pāhoehoe lava channels from the surfa...

Telephoto view of some of the pāhoehoe lava channels from the surface activity of the June 26 breakout.

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