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Kīlauea Lower East Rift Zone Overflight—Lava Delta (March 4, 2021)

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A routine helicopter overflight of the East Rift Zone of Kīlauea on March 4, 2021, allowed HVO geologists to conduct an updated visual and thermal survey. This video is shown at 5x speed and follows the new coastline created during the 2018 eruption in the Kapoho area. Lava along the shoreline continues to slowly erode, with small beaches forming in embayment's. 




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