Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flow still moving downslope

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flow still moving downslope...

Detailed Description

The active surface flow from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is still advancing slowly downslope and was 4.4 km (2.7 miles) long when mapped today. Averaged over the past six days, the flow has been advancing at a rate of about 200 m (220 yards) per day. At that rate, it will take about 10 days to reach the top of Pūlama pali, which is in the middle distance about 2 km (1.2 miles) farther downslope. The coastal plain and ocean are in the far distance. The active flow is creeping across some of the last-exposed ‘A‘ā flows erupted from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō in the 1980's.


Image Dimensions: 1440 x 960

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