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Satellite image shows continued breakouts on flow field

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This satellite image was captured on Thursday, September 29, by the NASA/USGS Landsat 8 satellite. Although this is a false-color image, the color map has been chosen to mimic what the human eye would expect to see. Bright red pixels depict areas of very high temperatures and show active lava. White areas are clouds.

The image shows that surface breakouts remain active on the coastal plain, about 2 km (1.2 miles) upslope from the Kamokuna ocean entry. A bright thermal anomaly (red pixels) is also present in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater, due to a small lava pond.