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 Island of Hawai‘i as of May 5, 2014. The most distant active front of the Kahauale‘a 2 flow was just over 8.6 km (5.3 miles) straight-line distance northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. A second active flow, fed from a spatter cone on the south side of the crater floor, had reached about 700 m east-southeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The area of the Kahauale‘a 2 flow as of April 28 is shown in pink, while widening of the flow since then, including the flow traveling east-southeast, is 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 (dashed where its position is poorly known).


Image Dimensions: 2200 x 1700

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