Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 30, 2013

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Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater and the northern lava flow.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater and the northern lava flow

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater and the northern lava flow...

The eastern rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is no longer visible, having been buried by flows mostly from the small lava lake on the northeast side of the crater floor. A mound of lava with a complex of spatter cones, visible in the background, now surrounds the lava lake, which is only visible from the air. Lava from the lava lake is feeding a small lava flow active at the northern base of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. The box in the foreground houses the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater webcam shown on the HVO webpage. A time-lapse camera on a tripod is visible on the crater rim in the distance.

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The lava flow fed the northeastern lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō remains w...

The lava flow fed the northeastern lava lake in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō remains weakly active at the northern base of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. The front of the flow is burning lichen on old ‘A‘ā flows erupted from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō during 1983-1986. The eastern edge of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is at the upper right side of the photo.

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High view of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater

High view of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater...

Lava flows have spilled from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater over the past few weeks. One flow went out the southern end of the crater and traveled a short distance downslope to the southeast before stopping. The other flow, coming directly from the small lava lake on the northeast edge of the crater floor, went down the north flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and reached to the base of the cone. This flow is still active and its front has gone about 1.4 km (0.9 miles).

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This photo, identical to the previous one, just includes labels for...

This photo, identical to the previous one, just includes labels for the flows that spilled from the northern and southern sides of the crater.

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