Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 12, 2012

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Spattering in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field.

Spattering in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field

Spattering in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and Episode 61 flow field...

A burst of gas from a small vent in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater throws spatter about 15 m (50 ft) into the air. Over the past week, occasional spattering and short lava flows have been observed within the crater.

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A single area of breakouts, visible as the silvery patch in the cen...

A single area of breakouts, visible as the silvery patch in the center of the photograph, was active on today's overflight. These surface flows are high above the pali, about 3.5 km (2.2 miles) southeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is visible in the upper left portion of the image. The flows on the coastal plain, as well as the ocean entry, have been inactive for the last two weeks.

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