Posted on July 20, 2016 by Damon
The flow remains active on the pali and coastal plain, with scattered breakouts of pāhoehoe lava. Over the past week, however, the leading tip of the flow has advanced only a short distance. Today, the flow front was 850 m (0.5 miles) from the ocean.
In this photograph, the current lava flow is the lighter color area in the center of the photo.
Only a few short sections of road in Royal Gardens subdivision remain uncovered by lava.
In this kipuka, about 200 m (220 yards) of Orchid Street is still exposed.
This photograph looks downslope at the uppermost section of the Episode 61g flow.
The vent is in the lower left corner of the photo. Several collapses have occurred over the lava tube, and the trace of the tube can be seen by the fuming sources extending downslope.
The large hole on the northeast flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō remains open, providing a view of forked lava streams.
Since the last overflight on Friday, July 15, the lava streams have started to crust over, reducing the glow in the pit.
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