Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 17, 2013

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Lava continues to overflow Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's eastern rim. Ocean entry near Kupapa‘u Point.
 

Lava continues to overflow Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's eastern rim

Lava continues to overflow Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's eastern rim...

Eruptive activity in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has picked up over the past week. Lava flows erupting sporadically from several places continue to fill the crater and occasionally spill out onto the east flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. This view, looking southwest, shows new lava from active and recent flows on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's eastern flank. Many of the flows come directly from the small perched lava lake on the northeast side of the crater floor, visible at the center of the photo.

(Public domain.)

This photo, looking south, shows lava spilling from the small, perc...

This photo, looking south, shows lava spilling from the small, perched lava lake on the northeast side of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's crater floor. The rim on the east side of the crater, in the background, has been nearly completely buried and is no longer discernable.

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Ocean entry near Kupapa‘u Point

Ocean entry near Kupapa‘u Point...

Activity at the ocean entry near Kupapa‘u Point has increased slightly over the past several days, with small entry points now spread along the coastline on both sides of the National Park boundary. Whale watching season has also arrived—the splash of whitewater near the bottom center part of the photo is from a breaching whale investigating the ocean entry.

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