Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 18, 2002

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Scenes around Pu`u `O`o and Puka Nui

 

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Aerial view looking west-southwest over the cone and crater of Pu`u `O`o.

(Public domain.)

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Floor of crater, viewed from east rim, showing East Pond Vent (nearest camera), January 2002 Vent (directly behind East Pond Vent), and South Wall Complex (with fan of flows spilling onto floor directly behind January 2002 Vent). Note the dark mantle of spatter coating East Pond Vent. Puka Nui is outside the crater but along a projection of the line of vents inside the crater. The inactive Beehive Vent fumes in upper right.

(Public domain.)

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Ground view of southeastern part of Puka Nui, the large crater biting into the southwestern part of Pu`u `O`o. Large view shows spattering from the vent shown in the photo to right.

(Public domain.)

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Closer view of this part of Puka Nui, showing one of the active vents in the crater and a small, shelly pahoehoe flow. The larger flow shown below right was extruded from this vent a couple of hours after this photo was taken.

(Public domain.)

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Aerial views of southeastern part of Puka Nui. View taken in the morning, before an active flow had covered much of the dark flow of April 5-6.

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Shiny active flow later in the day, covering the older flow and extending to a small, unnamed crater in lower left. Volcanologists' trail indents the tephra low on Pu`u `O`o.

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