Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 26, 2011

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The new lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has buried much of the floor of August 3.

The new lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has buried much of the floor of August 3 

The new lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has buried much of the floor of Augu...

The new lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has buried much of the floor of the August 3, 2011, collapse crater beneath a maximum of about 45 m (~148 ft) of lava. Most of the lava upwells at the east end of the lake (lower right) and flows toward the west, much like the lava lake prior to the August 3 flank breakout and crater collapse.

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The new lava lake has become slightly perched above the surrounding...

The new lava lake has become slightly perched above the surrounding crater floor, as shown by the distinct levees visible in this photo.

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This photo, similar to the previous, was taken from the same locati...

This photo, similar to the previous, was taken from the same location as photos posted on July 21 and June 9 (and several other dates scattered over the past several months) to provide a comparison to past activity in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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