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GIS shapefiles for Kīlauea's episode 61g lava flow, Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption: May 2016 to May 2017


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Orr, T.R., Zoeller, M.H., Patrick, M.R, and DeSmither, L.G., 2017, GIS shapefiles for Kīlauea's episode 61g lava flow, Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption: May 2016 to May 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset contains shapefiles and associated metadata for Kīlauea volcano's Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō episode 61g lava flow from May 24, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Episode 61g began with a breakout from the east flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō on May 24, 2016. Lava reached the Pacific Ocean at Kamokuna on July 26, 2017, and began building a lava delta that extended seaward from the original coastline. This lava delta collapsed into the ocean on December 31, 2016, as reflected in the data for January 12, 2017 and thereafter. The episode 61g lava flow continues as of May 31, 2017, the date of the last mapping to contribute to this dataset. One mapping date is included for each calendar month - usually late in the month - from May 2016 through May 2017, with [...]


Author :
Tim Orr
Metadata Contact :
Michael H Zoeller
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards
SDC Data Owner :
Volcano Hazards Program Office

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These data should assist the scientific research community in studies related to the dynamics of basaltic lava flows - specifically those of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō - and inform the public of hazards related to lava flows on the Island of Hawai‘i.


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Data collected using GPS or digitized from imagery collected by a variety of sources. See metadata for details.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7DN43XR

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