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Hawai‘i Volcano Overflight: Multitude of Lava Flows

March 6, 2018, 10:08 AM HST
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Rainy skies didn’t inhibit Paradise Helicopters’ lava overflight on the morning of Thursday, March 1, 2018.

The Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent was inaccessible, but a multitude of flows were discovered on, above and below Pulama Pali, the crew reported.

Breakouts were numerous above Pulama Pali, including the reactivated eastern lobe.

The bulk of the action occurring over the main 61g tube and the western lobe.

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A beautiful river of ‘a‘a gave the crew a great opportunity to capture images of its textured, channelized interior.

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“Pele has made her way onto the coastal flats, but has made little progress toward the ocean,” said Paradise Helicopters Photographer and Videographer Mick Kalber.

Puʻu ʻŌʻō is a volcanic cone in the eastern rift zone of the Kīlauea volcano of the Hawaiian Islands.

Puʻu ʻŌʻō has been erupting continuously since Jan. 3, 1983, making it the longest-lived rift-zone eruption of the last two centuries.

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