Lava from Puu Oo spreads over coastal plain

April 26, 2012HAWAII Lava flows from Puu Oo vent are spreading over the coastal plain in Kalapana and over the weekend entered the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. But the flows are still about a half-mile from the ocean. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory released new lava photos taken Monday that show slow-moving breakouts of pahoehoe lava, with the characteristic look of bunched up rope as it cools. Other photos released in the last month show how the lava has been spreading on the plain, rather than moving directly to the south, toward the ocean. The plain is below the Pulama Pali and the Royal Gardens subdivision. The observatory also released video and thermal images showing the summit lava lake rising at Halemaumau Crater. A glow from the lava lake illuminates the gas plume coming from the vent at night. The lava level rises and falls as the volcano goes through inflation and deflation cycles. The lake level is about 230 feet below the floor of Halemaumau Crater. –Star Advertiser
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4 Responses to Lava from Puu Oo spreads over coastal plain

  1. Gen says:

    Magma plume?

    2.1 30 April 2012 @ 12:00:21 UTC -33.125 138.680 0 km AUST
    Jamestown South Australia Yes significant

    2.8 29 April 2012 @ 06:57:18 UTC -32.625 150.993 0 km AUST
    Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia Yes significant
    At Big Yengo in the mountains approx. 29 kms from the 1994 5.4 Cessnock quake which had damage estimated at A$36 million.


  2. Gen says:

    The Jamestown SA, Hunter Valley NSW and Dumbleyung WA quakes all significant and are all in a straight line across the Australian map. ???????

    Geoscience Australia


  3. Gen says:

    1.8 30 April 2012 @ 14:28:21 UTC -33.115 138.713 2 km
    AUST NE of Jamestown, SA. Not significant

    1.5 30 April 2012 @ 14:11:21 UTC -33.138 138.678 0 km
    AUST NE of Jamestown, SA. Not significant

    1.7 30 April 2012 @ 12:22:25 UTC -33.119 138.695 0 km
    AUST NE of Jamestown, SA. Not significant

    2.1 30 April 2012 @ 12:00:20 UTC -33.104 138.701 4 km
    AUST NE of Jamestown, SA. Yes significant


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