leading edge of the June 27th lava flow, looking east down Kīlauea'...

A wide view of the leading edge of the June 27th lava flow, looking...

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A wide view of the leading edge of the June 27th lava flow, looking east down Kīlauea's East Rift Zone. The main body of the June 27th flow ends near the center of the photograph, where lava poured into a deep ground crack. After traveling along the ground crack, lava emerged at the surface earlier this week, creating an isolated pad of lava (where the thick smoke is just above the center of the photograph). This pad of lava had renewed surface activity today, with lava filling and spilling out of a ground crack extending farther to the east of the lava pad.

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Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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