Evening Lava Report, 11/4/14: All’s (Relatively) Quiet

The leading edge of the flow has still not advanced since last Thursday, October 30, but  the flow has continued to swell, with minor breakouts scattered across the flow’s interior.  According to Hawaii Volcano Observatory, as of 5:12 p.m., “minor breakouts   breakouts were occurring about 405 yards above Apa?a Street on Tuesday afternoon. Civil Defense reported “upslope breakouts ….approximately .7 to 1.5 mile above the ?Apa?a Street area and along the north side of the flow and moving in a north/northeast direction,” but it said non of the moving lava nodes presented an “immediate threat to residents.” All in all,  reported HVO, a “brief helicopter overflight on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that little surface lava is present on the June 27th flow field. The outbreaks on the north and south margins of the flow near Kaohe Homesteads have also subsided relative to a few days ago.” According to HVO, the situation at the summit was also relatively calm, with ” no net inflation.”


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