The lava flow hitting Pahoa Hawaii, coming from Kīlauea’s Pu’u O’o crater, is an impressive sight to behold in high definition.
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Below are several animated .gif’s from the above video, and multiple High Resolution photos from the USGS …. this post is VERY graphic intensive, but worth the wait!
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Full HD video from the Department of Defense, Hawaii National Guard.
Staff Sgt. Katie Gray
Unit:117th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (Hawaii)
Date Posted:11.3.2014 8:48PM
Location:PAHOA, HI, USGlobe
November 5, 2014 — Kīlauea
The June 27th lava flow remains active above Pāhoa. The tip of the flow remains stalled about 155 meters (170 yards) from Pāhoa Village Road, which crosses the photo at very bottom right. Smoke plumes are visible above town, caused by burning vegetation at the site of lava breakouts. All breakouts are above Apaʻa Street, except for three small breakouts near Pāhoa cemetery. The largest plume in the top left of the photo is located several hundred meters (yards) above the transfer station. Other breakouts even further upslope were also producing smoke plumes, barely visible through the mist.
Above: Closeup of breakout 2.5 km (1.5 miles) above Apaʻa Street. Red glow is from both burning vegetation and active pāhoehoe lobes. Gray streaks are accumulations of ash where vegetation has burned on the flow surface.
A comparison of a normal photograph with a thermal image of the flow front. The warm (but not hot) temperatures (red and orange) around the leading tip of the flow indicate that no surface flows are active in this area. Several small breakouts are active a short distance upslope, near the cemetery, and are visible by their higher temperatures (yellow, white). Upslope of Cemetery Rd./Apaʻa St., scattered breakouts remain active. A lobe about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) upslope of Cemetery Rd./Apaʻa St. has expanded the flow margin towards the north.
November 4, 2014 — Kīlauea
November 2, 2014 — Kīlauea
A breakout occurs from an inflated lobe of the June 27th lava flow on Sunday morning, November 2, 2014. Scattered breakouts like this, which took place about 200 meters (218 yards) upslope of the stalled leading edge, have been common over the past few days and are filling in low points behind the flow front.
November 1, 2014 — Kīlauea
Above: A pāhoehoe toe oozes out of the northern margin of the June 27th lava flow in thick forest, about 300 meters (328 yards) upslope of the leading edge of the flow
Above: Sluggish pāhoehoe breakouts were present along the south margin of the June 27th lava flow on Saturday morning about 100 meters (109 yards) upslope of the leading edge of the flow.