Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 12, 2014

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June 27 flow moving to the northeast

 

June 27 flow moving to the northeast...

As of Friday afternoon, September 12, 2014, the most distal front of the June 27th lava flow had reached a straight-line distance of 14.9 km (9.3 miles) from the source vent on the northeast flank of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. The flow has continued in the northeast direction that it assumed in the middle of the week and is now only 171 meters (0.1 miles) from the boundary of the Kaohe Homesteads community. The flow is still within thick forest, so that dense plumes of smoke are created as vegetation is consumed. Small breakouts (visible as plumes in the middle distance) are also active closer to Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, roughly midway along the length of the June 27th flow.

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View looking northeast along the terminus of the July 27th flow. K...

View looking northeast along the terminus of the July 27th flow. Kaohe Homesteads is to the right, and Pāhoa town is in the middle center. The active flow is in the middle left.

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View from above the middle part of the June 27th flow looking south...

View from above the middle part of the June 27th flow looking south at a small breakout that is burning forest along the previously existing flow margin. Heiheiahulu cone is in the upper left.

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