Video: Varied surface activity around Pahoa

January 14, 2015: The video above, shot by Mick Kalber of Tropical Visions Video, shows a diversity of activity associated with the June 27th flow at Kilauea

The distal tip of the current lava flow near Malama Market is still stalled. However, there are two new narrow fingers paralleling the northern part of the flow front that are moving slowly. Surface activity several hundred yards above the flow front was also observed in various locations, but is not well organized. The activity about a mile above the stagnant flow front on the northern edge is still weakly active, moving only 50 yards in the last 24 hours. A very large brush fire burned the area to the north side of the lava flow yesterday. It jumped a fire road and got within 1/2 mile of the Ainaloa subdivision before it was extinguished. Lava breakouts continue to be observed burning the forest on both sides of the flow margins near the geothermal pad upslope of the flow front. The plume from the Pu`u `O`o vent was blowing strongly to the north, bringing vog and smoky conditions to most of Hawaii. Overall, surface lava flows were numerous, but diverse throughout the length of the 13-14 mile long flow.


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