June 27th flow remains active

June 27th flow remains active, with flow front moving north from gr...

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Following a reduction in surface activity yesterday, we observed an increase in surface flows today issuing from the ground crack. The reduction yesterday was likely due to lava filling the deep ground cracks. The flow front today was moving towards the north from the ground crack, through thick forest, creating a dense plume of smoke. The farthest active flows today were 13.2 km (8.2 miles) from the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, and 1.4 km (0.9 miles) from the eastern boundary of the Wao Kele o Puna forest reserve. This boundary is the western edge of Kaohe Homesteads subdivision, seen at the bottom of this photograph. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is visible on the horizon in the upper right portion of the photograph.


Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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