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Lava Now 0.8 Miles From Ocean

The flow front remains active, and was more than half way across the coastal plain today (July 6). This afternoon, the flow front was roughly 2 km (1.2 miles) from the base of the pali, and 1.3 km (0.8 miles) from the ocean.

The front consisted of slow moving pāhoehoe.  (Click to enlarge)

The front consisted of slow moving pāhoehoe. (Click to enlarge)

Close-up view of a typical surface on pāhoehoe lava.

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As this small channel of lava flows into a depression, its semi-congealed surface twists and wrinkles—forming the ropy surface commonly seen on pāhoehoe flows.

Flows on the pali are visible in the background.  (Click to enlarge)

Flows on the pali are visible in the background. (Click to enlarge)

The hardened crust of this pāhoehoe lava is pushed upward as the flow advances, exposing the incandescent lava beneath.

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