Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 20, 2016

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Breakouts remain active on the coastal plain

Breakouts remain active on the coastal plain...

Breakouts from the the 61g lava flow remain active on Kīlauea Volcano's coastal plain, roughly 2 km (1.2 miles) upslope of the ocean entry. This photo shows a typical lobe of pāhoehoe lava filling in a small depression.

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This video clip shows a few of the lava breakouts active on Kīlauea...

This video clip shows a few of the lava breakouts active on Kīlauea's coastal plain on September 20. The activity consisted of scattered pāhoehoe breakouts. The final segment in this video is shown at x20 speed.

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Kīlauea's summit lava lake on the rise again...

During recent summit deflation, the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater dropped out of view of overlooks in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. But since the switch to inflation early Sunday morning (September 18), Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake has been rising again, bringing the lake surface back into view. This morning the lake level was measured at 12 m (39 ft) below the vent rim, with sporadic spattering visible from the Park's Jaggar Museum Overlook.

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This telephoto image provides a closer view of the lava lake within...

This telephoto image provides a closer view of the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater and spattering on the lake surface.

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