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Pahohoe lava moves across black sand beach at Kamoamoa, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
Photograph by C. Heliker on November 10, 1992
Pahoehoe flows spread across the black sand beach and small bay at Kamoamoa two days after lava entered the sea for the first time since activity returned to Pu`u `O`o in February 1992. The flow originated from the episode 51 vent on the southwest flank of Pu`u `O`o. By the end of December, flows at Kamoamoa extended the shoreline about 300 m seaward, forming about 24 hectares of new land. 

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