Pu‘u ‘O‘o eruptive activity update: Continuous Volcanic activity on Kilauea’s east rift zone

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Eruptive activity continues at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit and East Rift Zone.

Upper East Rift Zone seismicity has been elevated for the past two days while deformation rates throughout the volcano remained at background levels.

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Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater. Photo by Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery; Flight: Paradise helicopters

Volcanic activity continues on Kilauea’s east rift zone, and although a bit subdued, a few breakouts on the flow field were visible.

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Gases escaping the main lava tube. Photo by Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery; Flight: Paradise helicopters

The lava pond continues to bubble at its edges, and there was evidence of a recent lava flow on Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater’s floor.

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Breakout in the middle of the flow field. Photo by Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery; Flight: Paradise helicopters

Scattered lava flow activity continued on the June 27th lava flow field within about 5.8 km (3.6 mi) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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Lava continues to assault on Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve, between 2-3 miles from the vent. Photo by Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery; Flight: Paradise helicopters

These flows currently pose no threat to nearby communities.

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A tree’s ashes where it lay after being toppled by the flow. Photo by Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery; Flight: Paradise helicopters

A couple spots of lava along the northern tree line continue to creep into the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve, but at a lower level than weeks previous.

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A breakout occurs near the middle trees, consuming the toppled trees. Photo by Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery; Flight: Paradise helicopters

One little breakout near the middle trees area is now the distal tip, roughly 3 1/2 miles from the vent.

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A heart shaped skylight in the river of lava. Photo by Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery; Flight: Paradise helicopters

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