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Comparing Kalapana and June 27th flows

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The pāhoehoe flows that moved through Kalapana in 1990 (left) were hotter, more fluid, and faster-moving than the lava flow that reached to within 155 m (170 yds) of Pāhoa Village Road in October 2014 (right). USGS photos.