Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 26, 2012

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Lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, and surface lava on episode 61 flow field.

Lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, and surface lava on episode 61 flow field

Lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, and surface lava on episode 61 flow field...

View looking east at a small lava lake filling a depression on the eastern side of floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. The smooth surface of the lake is just above the center of the photo, and the source of the lava is a hole at the southern edge of the lake (to the right in this view). The heavily fuming area just beyond the lake to the left is the east wall vent, which was degassing loudly today and ejecting small gobs of lava.

(Public domain.)

Surface flows, visible here as the lighter-colored lava, were activ...

Surface flows, visible here as the lighter-colored lava, were active about 4 km (2.5 miles) east-southeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, where a low rootless shield is being constructed. This view is looking toward the northwest.

(Public domain.)