Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 10, 2004

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Clear views at and near Pu`u `O`o

 

This is a view up West Gap shield from forest margin.

Looking up West Gap shield from forest margin. Tall east spatter cone atop shield visible below left (north) rim of Pu`u `O`o's crater.

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This is recently active lava flow from rootless shield down-tube from West Gap shield.

Recently active lava flow from rootless shield down-tube from West Gap shield. Flow enters forest and covers tephra produced during high-fountaining episodes at Pu`u `O`o during the mid-1980s.

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This is a weakly spattering vent on small rootless shield.

Weakly spattering vent on small rootless shield, part of larger Amalgamated Bend shield. Width of spattering area, 4-5 m.

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This is Pu`u `O`o from southwest, showing broken-down rim of crater.

Pu`u `O`o from southwest, showing broken-down rim of crater. Both West Gap spatter cones visible below left (northwest) crater rim. Head of filled Puka Nui is reddish gap below highest part on crater rim.

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Two views of east spatter cone at West Gap. Cone is 8-10 m high and was sporadically spattering every few minutes (no spatter captured in these images.)

 

This is south side of east spatter cone at West Gap.

Looking north at south side of cone.

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This is a view looking west at east side of east spatter cone at West Gap.

Looking west at east side of cone, showing one continuous lava stream that made its way to base of cone several days ago.

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This is a west spatter cone atop West Gap shield.

West spatter cone atop West Gap shield. Note incandescent hole. This cone was roaring loudly but not producing spatter.

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This is a view northward across West Gap.

Looking northward across West Gap. Base of east spatter cone on left. Colorful northwest wall of Pu`u `O`o's crater behind. Crater floor is as close as 2 m to low point in West Gap.

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This is a view east from West Gap across crater of Pu`u `O`o.

Looking east from West Gap across crater of Pu`u `O`o. Beehive spatter cone is prominent; not its inactivity, as compared to its state a few minutes later (right image). Vaguely seen in distance over left shoulder of Beehive is craggy East Pond Vent.

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This is a beehive spatter cone a couple of minutes after it began to erupt, viewed from West Gap.

Beehive spatter cone a couple of minutes after it began to erupt, viewed from West Gap. Beehive is estimated 7-8 m high.

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This is a photo of lava gushing down west flank of cone unaccompanied by spatter.

Lava gushes down west flank of cone unaccompanied by spatter.

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This is a photo of lava gushing joined by spatter.

Gush has been joined by spatter.

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This is a photo of an active Beehive cone, viewed from north rim of Pu`u `O`o's crater.

Active Beehive cone, viewed from north rim of Pu`u `O`o's crater. Lava pouring down west flank of cone feeds lava flow (shiny) that heads toward lower right corner of image. Near left edge is spatter cone at incandescent Humble Vent.

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This is a photo where Puka Nui gap is just right of center, and part of West Gap is shown near right edge of image.

Wider view from same vantage at left image, showing lava flow more completely. Puka Nui gap is just right of center, and part of West Gap is shown near right edge of image.

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This is a photo of a Beehive spatter cone, as viewed from north rim of crater.

Beehive spatter cone doin' its thing, as viewed from north rim of crater. Lava flow continues to move.

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This is a photo of a Drainhole Vent.

Somewhat skewed view from helicopter of gushing Beehive cone and lava flow fanning from cone. Note dimly incandescent hole above and just to left of top of Beehive. This is Drainhole Vent.

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