Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Kapoho map on Jan 27, 1960

Kapoho map on Jan. 27

Map showing extend of flow coverage at 1200 January 27. More of Koa`e has been destroyed. The east end of the second Kuki`i-Kapoho barrier has been pushed aside and destroyed. The third barrier has been built between Pu`u Kuki`i and Kapoho Cone. Lava just started to invade Kapoho village this morning. Note how well the long barrier extending northeast from Pu`u Kukae is keeping the `a`a from spreading southward. It is being outflanked to the northeast, however. The new shoreline southeast of Kipu Point has extended outward considerably, and another arm of the flow is moving seaward southwest of Kipu Point.

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