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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017

Ocean entry inactive; breakouts continue on delta and coastal plain


The ocean entry was inactive today, following earlier signs of a shutdown over the past two days. There were no signs of any lava streams entering the water and no indication of a plume rising from the leading edge of the delta. Small breakouts were observed on the delta, however, and breakouts were also active farther upslope on the coastal plain.
Several small breakouts were observed on the delta today. This view is from the sea cliff looking out across the delta. Just below the center of the photograph, a small lobe of spiny pāhoehoe can be seen oozing out of a small tumulus.
Roughly 500 meters (0.3 miles) north of the sea cliff, a new breakout emerged from the lava tube over the past several days. This small breakout was mostly spiny pāhoehoe, and was very sluggish.
Scattered breakouts remain active farther upslope on the coastal plain, roughly 1.6 km (1 mile) north of the emergency access road. Here, an HVO geologist marks the position of these breakouts with a handheld GPS.