Breakouts remain active on the Kahauale‘a 2 flow

Breakouts remain active on the Kahauale‘a 2 flow...

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Summit deflation in May resulted in a decrease in lava supply to the Kahauale‘a 2 flow, with the flow front becoming inactive and stalling. Breakouts behind the flow front, however, remain active. The thermal image on the right shows these breakouts clearly as the yellow and white regions. The farthest active surface flows today were 6.5 km (4.0 miles) from the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō can be seen in the upper left of the visual photograph.

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Image Dimensions: 2434 x 900

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