Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 17, 2014

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June 27th lava flow continues advancing northeast in Kaohe Homesteads

June 27th lava flow continues advancing northeast in Kaohe Homestea...

The June 27th lava flow remains active and continues advancing northeast in the forested, northwest portion of Kaohe Homesteads. The flow front today was 2.7 km (1.7 miles) from Apa‘a st. and 3.8 km (2.3 miles) from Pāhoa Village Road. Over past two days, the flow front has advanced at an average rate of 290 m/day (960 ft/day).

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Another view of the flow front in the northwest portion of Kaohe Ho...

Another view of the flow front in the northwest portion of Kaohe Homesteads. The leading portion of the flow front narrowed over the past two days and was roughly 150 m (500 ft) wide.

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A view looking down the axis of the flow at the flow front. Pāhoa i...

A view looking down the axis of the flow at the flow front. Pāhoa is in the upper right portion of the photograph.

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A close-up view of the flow surface near the flow front, which cons...

A close-up view of the flow surface near the flow front, which consisted of numerous, scattered small pāhoehoe lobes.

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A view of the leading tip of the flow, which was moving through thi...

A view of the leading tip of the flow, which was moving through thick forest.

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This Quicktime movie provides a brief aerial overview of activity at the flow front. Kaohe Homesteads is in the lower left.

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This thermal image shows the scattered pāhoehoe lobes that are acti...

This thermal image shows the scattered pāhoehoe lobes that are active near the front of the June 27th flow.

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A view of the flow front from tree level, with the lava hidden behi...

A view of the flow front from tree level, with the lava hidden behind numerous tall trees.

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Lava lake activity continues at Kīlauea's summit 

Lava lake activity continues at Kīlauea's summit...

The summit eruption continues, with an active lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. Halema‘uma‘u fills up most of the image, and the lava lake can be seen near the bottom of the image contained within the smaller Overlook crater.

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A closer look at the lava lake at Kīlauea's summit. The lake was r...

A closer look at the lava lake at Kīlauea's summit. The lake was roughly 53 m (170 ft) below the floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater this morning.

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