Small-scale map of Kīlauea's ERZ flow field

Small-scale map of Kīlauea's ERZ flow field...

Detailed Description

Map showing the Kahauale‘a 2 flow in relation to the eastern part of the Big Island as of February 7, 2014. The front of the Kahauale‘a 2 flow was 7.8 km (4.8 miles) northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō approximately two weeks ago. These forked fingers stalled during a prolonged deflation-inflation cycle (DI event) at Kīlauea's summit around January 23. Lava flows have since resumed but are active closer to Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with the farthest active flow on February 7 at about 6.9 km (4.3 miles) from the vent. The area of the Kahauale‘a 2 flow as of January 24 is shown in pink, while very small areas of flow widening as of February 7 are shown in red. Older lava flows are distinguished by color: episodes 1-48b flows (1983-1986) are shown in gray; episodes 48c-49 flows (1986-1992) are pale yellow; episodes 50-55 flows (1992-2007) are tan; episodes 58-60 flows (2007-2011) are pale orange, and episode 61 flows (2011-2013) are reddish orange. The active lava tube is shown with a yellow line.


Image Dimensions: 2200 x 1700

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