LAVA UPDATE: Thursday, July 14, 6:00 am – Pulama Pali overflight

Flow 61g continues to be active, although its leading edge remains approximately 0.6 miles from the sea. Numerous little breakouts on the coastal plain were visible and interior sections of the flow field seem to be inflating, while other areas have overplating occurring. A couple of larger breakouts were also active near the base of Pulama Pali. Skylights between Pu‘u ‘O‘o and the crest of the pali show molten lava still feeding significant volume to 61g.

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Gases precluded us from viewing the lava pond, but the skylight high on northeast rim still provided a great view of the rivers of lava feeding 61g.
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Surface activity was visible near the base of Pulama Pali, while a flow just above the crest to the east, continues to creep along, getting close to consuming what’s left of Jack Thompson’s former residence.
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Flow 61g continues to be active, but its leading edge still remains approximately 0.6 mile from the sea. Overplating is occurring throughout the flow field on the coastal plain, as numerous little breakouts were visible.
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The flow front of flow 61g. A few little breakouts near the leading edge were visible, while many more were active above it on the flow field continues to widen.
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One of the larger breakouts on the coastal flow field creates ropey pahoehoe textures.

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