Kīlauea Volcano — Sluggish Pāhoehoe

Close up view of pāhoehoe

Detailed Description

Sluggish pāhoehoe briefly spills over a section the levee along the well-established lava channel. Such overflows generally travel short distances measured in meters (yards). Geologists track the extent of oveflows and look for potential areas of weakness and seepages along the sides of the perched channel in order to assess potential breakouts from the channel.


Image Dimensions: 3888 x 2592

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Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US