Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 17, 2011

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Photos and video of the erupting vent on the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater. 

Video showing spattering from a vent on the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater

Video showing spattering from a vent on the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater.

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Video of the erupting vent on the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater 

A video of the erupting vent on the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater. The movie begins with a cascade of lava filling the southern opening on the east wall and ends at the spattering source, which is producing the cascading flow.

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Lava began erupting from the septum on the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō
 

Lava began erupting from the septum on the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

Lava began erupting from the septum between the two openings on the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater the morning of February 17, just after 7:00 am.

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A closer view of the recent activity from the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘...

A closer view of the recent activity from the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater.

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The spattering source on the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater....

The spattering source on the east wall of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater.

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Flows from the more northerly vent are crossing a small portion of ...

Flows from the more northerly vent are crossing a small portion of the crater floor and filling in the southern opening.

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A view looking south at this morning's new breakout. The southern o...

A view looking south at this morning's new breakout. The southern opening is completely filled in and the flows are expanding across the crater floor. The geologist on the opposite rim is 1.8 m (6 feet) tall.

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At the same time the vent on the east wall was erupting, a small la...

At the same time the vent on the east wall was erupting, a small lava pond fed by the northeast vent began to overturn.

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