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Lava Flow Update For Tuesday, Sept. 23

September 23, 2014, 9:32 AM HST
* Updated September 23, 9:33 AM
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Hawai’i County Civil Defense reports as of Tuesday, there was little to no change at the front of the June 27 lava flow.

However, according the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the surface lava remains active several hundred yards upslope, where a breakout was advancing into forest area along the north edge of the flow.

The breakout advanced about 110 yards since Monday morning and was moving northeast.

This is one of several breakouts that remain active closer to Puʻu ʻŌʻō, roughly midway along the length of the June 27 flow.

While HVO says none of these breakouts have been very vigorous individually, together they compose a significant portion of the total flow volume.

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Some of them are also producing smoke plumes as they creep into the forest along both the north and south edges of the flow.

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The brush fire that had been started by the lava flow this past Saturday has been contained and there is no active burning this morning.

Keep checking www.bigislandnow.com for more updates.

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