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On June 13 at about 6:00 am, there was a new pāhoehoe breakout along the episode 61g tube system approximately 1.1 km (0.7 miles) from the vent. Today (June 21), geologists visiting the site found that the ground had been cracked and uplifted about 2 m (6.6 feet) where the breakout originated (center). This is the closest active breakout to Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the 61g vent, and also the largest on the flow field. Smaller scattered surface flows from the March 5 breakout remain active, but all lava flow activity is on the upper flow field above the pali. Photo taken Wednesday, June 21, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

On June 13 at about 6:00 am, there was a new pāhoehoe breakout along the episode 61g tube system approximately 1.1 km (0.7 miles) from the vent. Today (June 21), geologists visiting the site found that the ground had been cracked and uplifted about 2 m (6.6 feet) where the breakout originated (center). This is the closest active breakout to Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the 61g vent, and also the largest on the flow field. Smaller scattered surface flows from the March 5 breakout remain active, but all lava flow activity is on the upper flow field above the pali. Photo taken Wednesday, June 21, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

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