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Lava has to somehow get from the vent to the front of the flow. There are two main types of "lava transport mechanisms", channels and tubes. It is important to remember that both of these form within the flow as it advances. Only occasionally have lava flows been observed to re-occupy pre-existing tubes and channels.

Lava tubes