Kahaualeʻa 2 flow slowly moving through forest northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō
The Kahaualeʻa 2 flow continues to slowly move through the forest northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Yesterday, the active flow front was 6.3 km (3.9 miles) northeast of the vent on Puʻu ʻŌʻō.
A closer view of the active flows at the forest boundary, and the numerous plumes of smoke resulting from active lava igniting ʻōhiʻa trees and other vegetation.
This thermal image, taken from the helicopter on today’s overflight, shows the area of active pāhoehoe near the flow front of the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow, northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Blue and purple areas show warm but inactive areas of the flow, while the white and yellow areas are actively flowing lava. The flow surface consists of numerous scattered pāhoehoe lobes, and the advancement of the flow as a whole results from the combined, incremental movement of these individual lobes.
Lava lake in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater remains active
The summit lava lake is contained within the Overlook crater, which is about 160 m (520 ft) by 210 m (690 ft) in size, and set within the larger Halemaʻumaʻu Crater.
A closer look at the summit lava lake.
- Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Update – Kahaualeʻa 2 Flow Still Active in Forest Northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō (damontucker.com)
- Update From the Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory (damontucker.com)
- Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Update (damontucker.com)
- Volcanoes National Park “After Dark in the Park” for January (damontucker.com)