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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - December 21, 2017

December 21, 2017

Channelized breakouts on the pali


Channelized breakouts were active on the pali today, feeding a small ‘A‘ā flow moving through the remains of a small Kīpuka.
A close up of the ‘A‘ā flow texture, showing the fluid, incandescent interior as well as the rubbly clinker.
‘A‘ā and pāhoehoe lava on the steep portion of the pali.
Looking down on the small channelized ‘A‘ā flow moving through the Kīpuka.
Breakouts were also active on the coastal plain, close to the base of the pali. Here, an HVO geologist marks a GPS waypoint.
This video clip shows the ‘A‘ā flow in the kipuka, as well as the small channels on the pali.