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Lava flow breakout widening

A lava breakout along the north margin of the June 27 lava flow did not advance during the past 24 hours, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports Monday morning.

Volcano watching on the other side of the world

If you were to drill a hole straight through Earth from Hawaii, you would eventually reach Botswana in Southern Africa. Not far from there — in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Madagascar — lies a little French island called La Reunion. And on the east side of this island is an active volcano named Piton de la Fournaise.

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Monitoring lava flows on ground and in sky

This month, our Volcano Watch articles are focusing on how the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory monitors Kilauea’s June 27 lava flow. Last week, we covered satellite monitoring; this week, we will discuss how HVO scientists track lava flow activity from the air and the ground.

June 27 lava flow shows little sign of advancement

Hawaii County Civil Defense’s assessment of the June 27 lava flow as of 8:15 a.m. Saturday showed the original flow front and south margin breakout remain stalled. The breakout along the north side of the flow continues to be active and widening; however, it has shown little sign of advancement since midweek.