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 (pink) in relation to the eastern part of the Island of Hawai‘i as of June 17, 2014. The most distant active Kahauale‘a 2 lava flows were 7.1 km (4.4 miles) straight-line distance northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. A new breakout (shown in red) started today on the northeast flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and is sending new lava flows toward the northeast. Time will tell if these new flows rob the supply of lava to the Kahauale‘a 2 flow, causing it to stall. 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 Kahauale‘a 2 lava tube is shown with a yellow line (dashed where its position is poorly known).


Image Dimensions: 2200 x 1700

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