Lava Update – Friday, Nov. 21

November 21, 2014 9:38 PM

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Lava Update – Friday, Nov. 21

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and within its East Rift Zone. The downslope portion of the June 27th lava flow below the crack system, near Kaohe Homesteads and Pāhoa, was not active this morning, but breakouts were active in the upslope portion of the flow from within the crack system to near the base of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Kīlauea’s summit began an inflationary trend yesterday afternoon, and the level of the summit lava lake at Halemaʻumaʻu Crater rose slightly.

HVO scientists conducted fieldwork on the June 27th lava flow yesterday in the lowermost part of the ground crack system. The leading edge of the lowest active breakout was located about 500 meters (0.3 miles) northeast of the abandoned geothermal well site, and about 1.9 km (1.2 miles) west of Kaoh...

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