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Lava flows from Puu Oo make little progress

  • COURTESY: USGS HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    This image shows the fast-moving upper section of the lava stream on the relatively steep eastern flank of Pu‘u ‘?‘?.
  • COURTESY: USGS HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    This photo, taken Sept. 21 from the east, shows the western-most erupting part of the fissure. The lava flow seen here joins with lava erupting from the fissure out of sight below and feeds into the channelized flow visible crossing the through the background of the photo.
  • COURTESY: USGS HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    This image taken Wednesday shows the lava flow initially heading east-northeast, then turns to the southeast. The front of the flow is at the bottom of the image, where it is advancing as an ‘a‘? flow.
  • COURTESY: USGS HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    An aerial view of the active lava channel taken Friday shows the lowest, eastern-most end of the fissure iat the bottom of the photo. The flow is spreading out on the low slope area at the eastern base of Pu‘u ‘?‘?, visible in the top half of the photo.
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HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK »; Lava continues to flow from Puu Oo crater but it’s contained to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and state land managed by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Geologist Janet Babb said Monday the flows are still active, but it doesn’t look like there will be any more forward advancement.

Lava began flowing from the fissure breakout that started last week at Kilauea, a volcano that has been continuously erupting since 1983. It advanced about 2.3 miles before stopping short of the mostly abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision.

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