Posted on April 13, 2016 by Damon
Scattered breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō… No overall advancement
Surface breakouts remain scattered northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, with a slight retreat in the reach of active breakouts since the last overflight on March 25.
One of the more vigorous breakouts on the flow field today, producing a sheet of blue-glassy pāhoehoe.
Today, the farthest active lava was 5.7 km (3.5 miles) from the vent on Puʻu ʻŌʻō.
Views were hampered today by sporadic downpours. Once the rain passed, areas of active breakouts were evident by the larger steam plumes coming from the surface (for example, at the top center of the photograph).
Much of the activity was at the forest boundary, burning trees and creating numerous smoke plumes.
One benefit of passing showers today at Kīlauea’s summit was a double rainbow.
View of Halemaʻumaʻu plume from HVO . Click to enlarge
Halemaʻumaʻu Crater is at the right side of the photo, and the gas plume from the active lava lake can be seen drifting towards the southwest. At the far right edge of the image, visitors take in the view at Jaggar Overlook.
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