New lava breakout on the 61g vent upslope near Puʻu ʻŌʻō, Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

0

A Monday breakout on the flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō sent lava flows south and northeast, and scientists say the flows were still active on Tuesday.

The breakout started at 08:40 a.m.. It sent lava flows south and northeast. It poses no threat to nearby communities as they are limited to within about 500 meters (0.3 miles) of the episode 61g vent.

kilauea, kilauea breakout, kilauea volcano eruption, breakout kilauea, breakout kilauea volcano, Breakout from episode 61g vent, Breakout from episode 61g vent video
The 61g lava flow continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna and a breakout in the upper portion of the 61g tube system has generated surface flows, all within 500 m (0.3 mi) of the 61g vent as shown in the picture above. There is no threat to nearby communities. via USGS

A new lava breakout started from the episode 61g vent on the east flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō Monday morning and was still active on Tuesday.

Scientists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say the breakout, which started at 08:40 a.m., sent lava flows south and northeast, and poses no threat to nearby communities. The breakouts are limited to within about 500 meters, or 0.3 miles, of the episode 61g vent.

The above image was captured at 2:10 p.m. today using a webcam on Puʻu Halulu. The view looks southeast toward Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and can be seen in the light colored lava extending into the foreground. Scientists say this is the more-active, northeast branch of the breakout.

Here a nice Gif Video of the breakout:

kilauea, kilauea breakout, kilauea volcano eruption, breakout kilauea, breakout kilauea volcano, Breakout from episode 61g vent, Breakout from episode 61g vent video
GIF video of the breakout formation. via USGS

As of Tuesday morning the lava ocean entry at Kamokuna miles down slope was still active.

Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.