Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 4, 2011

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A look into Halema‘uma‘u, a new spattering vent at TEB shield, and the active vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō slowly filling the east side.

A look into Halema‘uma‘u and a new spattering vent at TEB shield

A look into Halema‘uma‘u and a new spattering vent at TEB shield...

Looking down into the vent cavity of the Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent. The black ring on the walls surrounding the lava pond is a high lava mark, outlining the height the lava rose during a recent rise/fall cycle.

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A new spattering vent formed on the south side of the TEB shield, j...

A new spattering vent formed on the south side of the TEB shield, just before daybreak on February 4.

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Spatter being ejected from the newly formed vent....

Spatter being ejected from the newly formed vent.

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A fortuitous shot of a lava blob being thrown from the vent....

A fortuitous shot of a lava blob being thrown from the vent.

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Active vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō slowly filling the east side

Active vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō slowly filling the east side...

Earlier this week, lava began erupting from a vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. The mound on the right side of the photo is the vent producing lava flows, slowly filling the east side of the crater.

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A close-up of the active vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater....

A close-up of the active vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater.

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