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The leading tip of active lava on the June 27th flow continues downslope, through thick vegetation, towards the Northeast. The active front this morning was 1 km (0.6 miles) upslope of Pahoa Marketplace, as measured along the line of steepest descent. Photo taken Thursday, December 18, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: December 19, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 0.8 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 130 yards since yesterday.

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In addition to the active flow front, scattered breakouts were present about 2 km (1.2 miles) upslope, and consisted of several fingers branching a short distance off from the main body of the flow. Photo taken Tuesday, December 16, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: December 18, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 0.8 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 50 yards since Thursday morning (Dec 18).

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HVO geologists walk over the lava tube on the northern flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō while conducting a very low frequency (VLF) survey. Measurements are taken along a line of points (at flagged rocks) crossing perpendicular to the tube. Photo taken Tuesday, December 16, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: December 17, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 0.9 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 220 yards since yesterday.

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LavaTalk: December 16, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 1 mile upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 275 yards since yesterday.

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Kilauea June 27 Lava Flow map updated 7 a.m., December 15, 2014. Courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

LavaTalk: December 15, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 1.2 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 300 yards since yesterday.

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LavaTalk: December 14, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 1.4 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 300 yards since yesterday.

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An HVO geologist uses a handheld GPS unit to mark the flow margin coordinates. The flow field map was updated by taking a series of GPS points like this around the leading portion of the flow. Photo taken Friday, December 12, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: December 13, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 1.7 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 225 yards since yesterday.

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Combination of December 9, 2014 USGS/HVO satellite map and updated flow front waypoint by Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight on Friday, December 12, 2014.

LavaTalk: December 12, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 1.8 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 350 yards since yesterday.

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LavaTalk: December 11, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight revealed that the flow front is about 1.9 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 340 yards since yesterday.

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The leading tip of the active portion of the June 27th lava flow continues to advance downslope, and is 3.4 km (2.1 km) from the intersection of Highway 130 and Pāhoa Village Road (as measured along a straight line). The front has advanced 300 meters (0.2 miles) since Sunday, December 7, and 1.4 km (0.9 miles) since our last overflight on December 1. The front is in an area of relatively flat topography, which may explain reduced advance rates over the past few days. Photo taken Tuesday, December 9, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: December 10, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment revealed that the flow front is about 2.1 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 300 yards since yesterday.

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The Pahoa Transfer Station sits idle as the Hawaii County Civil Defense mobile command post is stationed to monitor the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

LavaTalk: December 9, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment revealed that the flow front is about 2.2 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. The flow has advanced about 225 yards since yesterday.

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USGS Geologist lead the media and school personnel on a guided tour of the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow where it crossed Apa‘a Street in Pahoa. The utility pole are wrapped in cinder, concrete pipes and wire to harden them against the heat of the lava flow. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Students, media tour lava flow

More than 1,000 students will get close-up view this week; upslope outbreak still advancing

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