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Satellite image shows location of breakouts on flow field

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This satellite image was captured on Sunday, July 30, 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 breakouts continue in several areas on the flow field. An area of scattered breakouts remains active on the coastal plain, about 1.5 km (0.9 miles) upslope of the emergency access gravel road. Breakouts are also active above the pali. A thermal anomaly can also be seen at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, where there is a small lava pond.