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New images released of Kilauea volcano lava

Photo courtesy: USGS Photo courtesy: USGS
Photo courtesy: USGS Photo courtesy: USGS

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The U.S. Geological Survey released new images of lava flowing from Kilauea volcano.

According to the USGS, the lava is slowly advancing across the coastal plain. The lava is still about a mile away from the ocean.

The USGS says the photo shows a good example of "blue glassy" pahoehoe on the coastal plain, which is a particular type of lava typically seen breaking out from the base.

A line of fume sources is also shown, marking the path of the lava tube coming down the pali through the Royal Gardens subdivision.

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