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 22, 2014. The flow front was 8.8 km (5.5 miles) straight-line distance northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, but the flow front has recently stalled, with breakouts active just behind the flow front. Today, the most distant active breakouts on the Kahauale‘a 2 flow were 8.4 km (5.2 miles) straight-line distance northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The area of the Kahauale‘a 2 flow as of May 5 is shown in pink, while widening of the flow since then 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).

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Image Dimensions: 2200 x 1700

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