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New Map Shows ‘Ponding Lava’ Near PGV

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The U.S. Geological Survey released this map as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018, showing “ponding lava” near the Puna Geothermal Ventures (PGV) site.

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The flow field has not expanded significantly during the past day because most of erupted lava moved southward through the active lava channels and into the ocean. Note a new lava flow that was observed during this morning’s overflight west of the active channels.

There was a single ocean entry this morning. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960 and 2014-2015.

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