Kahauale‘a 2 flow remains active NE of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Kahauale‘a 2 flow remains active northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

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The Kahauale‘a 2 flow, which began just over a year ago, remains active northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. Activity on the flow seems to have diminished slightly over the past two weeks, following deflation at the summit. Today, the flow front (in the foreground) was at 8.8 km (5.5 miles) northeast of the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, but the front had stalled with active breakouts present a short distance behind the flow front. The farthest active breakouts, at about 8.4 km (5.2 miles) northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, can be spotted by the small smoke plume just behind the flow front. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō can be seen in the distance in the left portion of the photograph.

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Image Dimensions: 3372 x 2412

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