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Slow-moving front of an advancing ‘A‘ā lava flow from 1984 Mauna Lo...

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After repeated blockages and overflows of the main lava channel between April 5 and 8, the steady supply of lava to well-developed flow fronts below the 1,850-m level ceased. As the lowest flow fronts stagnated and the rate of eruption from the vents slowed, hazard concerns for Hilo diminished.