Kīlauea Volcano — Canvassing the Flows

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Everyday, a team of USGS scientists canvass areas along Kilauea Volcano’s east Lower Rift Zone. 

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Length: 00:01:29

Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US

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Everyday, a team of USGS scientists canvass areas along Kilauea Volcano’s east Lower Rift Zone. 

There’s a crack in the road 

And so what we’re looking at here is a fountain of lava, feeding a lava flow that’s traveling mainly to the South away from us. 

And you can the height of these two fountains, so we can compare it with last night and that’ll perhaps pin down an infusion rate for this system. And just to be able to monitor the evolution of the fountain through time.  

We also really want to be able to see if we can measure the progress of the flow front  here  to see if  it’s moving northward in this direction at all. 

But it looks like we were here last night looking down this driveway and it looks like the flow really hasn’t progressed too much in this northward direction so that’s a positive. We really wants things to flow south toward the ocean rather than towards the suburb with all of the houses.