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Hawai‘i Volcano Overflight: Big Lava Outbreaks Near Vent, Coast

November 15, 2017, 10:00 AM HST
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“Lots of big surface outbreaks on the 61g flow field can be seen this morning, mostly within a half-mile of the vent and on the coastal flats,” reported Tropical Visions Video photographer and videographer Mick Kalber about Paradise Helicopters’ Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, overflight of Kilauea Volcano and the surrounding area.

Kalber said Puʻu ʻŌʻō remained inaccessible for the third week in a row and the Kamokuna ocean entry has been consistently inactive during Paradise Helicopter’s overflights as of late.

“Activity has reportedly been on again, off again when we’re away,” said Kalber.

The USGS confirmed that on Friday, Nov. 10, ocean entry was inactive, following a trend of diminished activity over the past several days.

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There were no signs of lava streams entering the water and no indication of a plume rising from the leading edge of the delta.

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Small surface breakouts were observed on the delta; however, and breakouts were also active upslope on the coastal plain.

Front page image: Nov. 10, 2017: PC: USGS.

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