Kīlauea's ERZ flow field

Kīlauea's east rift zone flow field...

Detailed Description

Small-scale map showing Kīlauea's east rift zone flow field as of September 19, 2013. The Peace Day flow (light orange), remains activeàbarely. Two small breakouts (red) are leaking from the tube on the upper flow field and at the upper boundary of the Royal Gardens subdivision. The tube below this lower point has been abandoned, so no lava is reaching the coastal plain or entering the ocean. Near Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, the inactive Kahauale‘a flow from early 2013 is pink, while the active Kahauale‘a 2 flow north of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is shown in brighter shades of red—light red is the flow area as mapped on August 27, and bright red shows flow widening since then. Older lava flows are labeled with the years in which they were active: episodes 1-48b flows (1983-1986) are shown in gray; episodes 48c-49 flows (1986-1992) are pale yellow; episodes 50-55 flows (1992-2007) are tan; and episodes 58-60 flows (2007-2011) are pale orange. The active lava tubes are shown with yellow lines.


Image Dimensions: 2200 x 1700

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