Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 18, 2005

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Spatter cones and `a`a flows

This is a photo of spatter cones in Pu`u `O`o's crater.

Westward view into Pu`u `O`o's crater, showing spatter cones that have grown during past month. East Pond Vent is the nearest cluster of cones. Beehive is farthest visible cone, standing tall. Cone at Drainhole, partly silhouetted by fume, is visible between Beehive and East Pond Vent. West Gap is wide notch in crater rim in background; fume hides the cones there.

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This is a photo of spatter cones in Pu`u `O`o's crater.

Closer view of cones. The two nearest camera are at East Pond Vent. High cone with incandescent top just right of center is at January Vent. Broad fuming ridge above and right of January Vent is South Wall Complex. Small cone just right of the complex is at Drainhole. Puka Nui Gap in upper right.

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This is a photo of cones at East Pond Vent.

Cones at East Pond Vent. Highest cone is 8-10 m high. These two cones are now visible from Mountain View.

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This is a photo of a cone cluster in MLK vent area at south base of Pu`u `O`o.

Cone cluster in MLK vent area at south base of Pu`u `O`o. Cones are 5-8 m high.

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This is a photo of two streams of lava in east branch of PKK flow at mid-level on Pulama pali.

Two streams of lava in east branch of PKK flow at mid-level on Pulama pali. Each stream solidifies to `a`a, which forms levees and high flow fronts.

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This is a photo of streams of lava in east branch of PKK flow at mid-level on Pulama pali.

Side view of lava streams in left image.

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