Lava resurfaces along crack, continues advancing through thick forest

Lava resurfaces along crack, continues advancing through thick fore...

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The leading edge of the June 27th lava flow plunged into a deep crack on Kīlauea's East Rift Zone last week, and lava within the crack remained hidden for several days. Over the past day, lava returned to the surface at a point slightly farther along the crack, creating a small island of lava surrounded by thick forest. The farthest tip of the flow today was 11.4 km (7.1 miles) northeast of the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, and 3.1 km (1.9 miles) from the eastern boundary of the Wao Kele o Puna forest reserve.

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