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Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Update

No activity was observed on the Peace Day flow on today’s overflight, meaning that the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow is now the sole active flow.

The Kahaualeʻa 2 flow today had reached 6.4 km (4.0 miles) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and was burning vegetation around the forest boundary.

The Kahaualeʻa 2 flow today had reached 6.4 km (4.0 miles) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and was burning vegetation around the forest boundary.

Much of the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow has traveled over ʻaʻā from Puʻu ʻŌʻō’s early activity in the 1980s.

This photo shows a lobe of the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow advancing over a section of this older ʻaʻā, burning moss and small trees that have grown on the ʻaʻā clinker.

This photo shows a lobe of the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow advancing over a section of this older ʻaʻā, burning moss and small trees that have grown on the ʻaʻā clinker.

Active pāhoehoe breakouts are scattered across portions of the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow.

This photo shows a nice example of ropy pāhoehoe active near the flow margin.

This photo shows a nice example of ropy pāhoehoe active near the flow margin.

Very few surface flows have been observed in Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater over the past month, but the crater today was far from quiet.

The spatter cone shown here, in the northern portion of the crater, was producing a loud, continuous jetting sound resulting from gas being forced through a tiny opening at the peak.

The spatter cone shown here, in the northern portion of the crater, was producing a loud, continuous jetting sound resulting from gas being forced through a tiny opening at the peak.

 

Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Update

Halemaʻumaʻu and HVO:

Thermal overflight for the park service to map all the hot cracks  around sulfur banks/volcano house/visitor center

Thermal overflight for the park service to map all the hot cracks around sulfur banks/volcano house/visitor center

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Jaggar Museum are located near the summit of Kīlauea and are visible atop the cliff to the right. They are about 2 km (1.25 miles) north-northwest of the lava lake in Halemaʻumaʻu, fuming (but not directly visible) at the left edge of the photo.

Puʻu ʻŌʻō and northeast spatter cone:

Early morning view of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking toward the southwest:

The fume rising from the bottom of the photo marks the trace of the lava tube carrying lava to the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow front.

The fume rising from the bottom of the photo marks the trace of the lava tube carrying lava to the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow front.

The Kahaualeʻa 2 flow is fed from a spatter cone on the northeast edge of Puʻu ʻŌʻō’s crater.

Today, this spatter cone, which is about 6 m (20 ft) tall, was weakly spattering from it top.

Today, this spatter cone, which is about 6 m (20 ft) tall, was weakly spattering from it top.