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Wednesday (February 22, 2017), the breakout along the eastern edge of Kīlauea Volcano's episode 61g flow remains active and had advanced approximately 570 m (620 yards) since it was last mapped on February 14. The flow front consisted of sluggish, oozing pāhoehoe that was approximately 730 m (0.5 miles) from the ocean and 540 m (0.3 miles) from the emergency route road. Channelized lava flows have been recently reported on Pūlama pali, but no active channels were seen by HVO geologists while working in the area this afternoon. They did, however, observe scattered breakouts on the pali. Photo taken Wednesday, February 22, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 23, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and on the coastal plain about 730 m (about 0.5 mi) inland of the ocean.

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A telephoto view of the east lake margin showed that the spattering was focused in small embayments created by promontories of cooled, congealed lava jutting from the vent wall. Photo taken Tuesday, February 14, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 16, 2017

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 20 and 38 m (66–125 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 9, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts near Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 2, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna. The sea cliff adjacent to the Kamokuna ocean entry has become highly unstable and could collapse with no warning.

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Photo taken Wednesday, January 25, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 26, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts near Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Photo taken Sunday, January 15, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 19, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 98–172 feet below the vent rim. The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 12, 2017

This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 16.5 and 33.5 m (54–110 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 5, 2017

The 61g lava flow was still active and entering the ocean near Kamokuna. On December 31, nearly all the eastern Kamokuna lava delta collapsed into the ocean.

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Eruption Crew Rangers work to reestablish lava viewing area at Kamokuna. NPS Photo taken Monday, January 2, 2017.

New photos and video show lava pouring from newly exposed sea cliff

Park officials hope to reopen the Kamokuna Lava Viewing Area by noon on January 3, 2017 which will be the 34th anniversary of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 29, 2016

Mauna Loa is not erupting. During the past week, only a few small-magnitude earthquakes occurred beneath the volcano.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 22, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 13 and 33 m (43–108 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 15, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 9 and 31.5 m (30–103 ft) below the vent rim.

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