Posted on July 13, 2016 by Damon
Surface breakouts remained active on the pali and coastal plain, but the leading tip of the flow has advanced little since mapping on Sunday.
This morning, the flow front was about 940 m (0.6 miles) from the ocean. Activity upslope of the flow front was widening the flow margins. In this photo, the active flow is the lighter colored area.
Above the pali there are no surface breakouts, and lava is carried downslope within the subsurface lava tube system. The trace of the lava tubes is evident by the line of fuming point sources along the flow.
Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and the vent for the current flow, are in the upper left portion of the photo.
Filed under: Announcements, Big Island, Environment, Hawaii, Puna, Unexplained Phenomenon Tagged: | Where the Lava Flow is