(BIVN) – Slow moving pāhoehoe toes have been brought to life in timelapse video recorded by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on the coastal plain near the Kamokuna ocean entry.
“The first few segments are shown at x30 speed,” the USGS caption to the video states, “and the final segment is a time-lapse over 10 minutes with a frame every 30 seconds.”
The lava is part of a recent breakout along the 61g flow. Recent surface flows have poured down the Pulama pali and are now moving along the coastal plain.
Geologists in the field reported that the front of the breakout was about 550 yards from the bottom of the pali Thursday afternoon. These flows do not pose any threat to nearby communities at this time, scientists say.