Kilauea Status Report issued Dec 18, 2014 22:00 Volcano Alert Level WARNING - Aviation Color Code ORANGE

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists conducted an overflight of the June 27th lava flow and Puʻu ʻŌʻō this early afternoon. The active lava lobe advanced about 340 m (370 yd) since December 16; the flow front split into two branches, one following the steepest descent path in the area and another following a “tributary” path to the north that intersects the main descent path a few hundred meters (yards) downslope. The flow tip was 1 km (0.6 mi) from the Pāhoa Marketplace. Several breakouts were also scattered along the edges and interior of the flow …

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