Breakout 4 to 5 miles upslope of Apaa Street indicates lava moving through tube system

November 20, 2014 12:06 AM

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A lava breakout located about 4 to 5 miles upslope of Apaa Street in Pahoa is indicative that lava continues to move through the June 27 flow’s tube system, scientists and officials said Wednesday.

“At this point, it is clear that lava has reoccupied the lava tube of the June 27 lava flow as far as that location that is just north of the geothermal well pad about 7.5 mile straight-line distance from Puu Oo,” said USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Deputy Scientist-in-Charge Steve Brantley. “The...

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