Lava tube close to PU

The surface flows at the front of the June 27th lava flow are fed b...

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The surface flows at the front of the June 27th lava flow are fed by lava that is supplied through a lava tube that originates at the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. This thermal image shows the lava tube close to Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. Although the lava is several meters (yards) beneath the surface, it heats the surface sufficiently to be easily detected with thermal cameras.

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