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 October 10, 2013. The Peace Day flow (light orange), remains activeàbarely. One small breakout (probably) continues to leak from the tube on the upper flow field. The tube below this point has likely been abandoned, and no lava is reaching the coastal plain or entering the ocean. Near Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, the Kahauale‘a 2 flow is still active northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The Kahauale‘a 2 flow and the breakout from the Peace Day tube as of September 19 are shown in pink, while expansion of both flows as of October 10 (taken from satellite imagery) are shown in red. The Kahauale‘a 2 flow probably also encroached into the forest directly north of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, but this could not be determined from available imagery. 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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