Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 7, 2004

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Changes around Pu`u `O`o

 

This is an aerial view looking west across crater of Pu`u `O`o.

Aerial view looking west across crater of Pu`u `O`o. Incandescent patch is in spatter cone at East Pond Vent. Just beyond and to left is January Vent. In distance and just left of January Vent is Puka Nui Gap. In distance above East Pond Vent is West Gap, with high eastern spatter cone behind.

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This is a view along long axis of Pu`u `O`o crater from east crater rim.

Looking along long axis of Pu`u `O`o crater from east crater rim. Part of East Pond Vent visible at right edge of image. January Vent emits most fume. Drainhole Vent is low spatter cone giving off some fume. Beehive Vent is high dark spatter cone, behind which is West Gap and the spatter cones at top of West Gap shield.

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This is a complex spatter cone or cones at East Pond Vent.

Complex spatter cone or cones at East Pond Vent.

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This is a view of West Gap shield from near Cookie Monster.

Looking up West Gap shield from near Cookie Monster. In distance is Pu`u `O`o. Directly above person is Puka Nui Gap, a notch in southwest side of Pu`u `O`o. Other, much broader West Gap in Pu`u `O`o is to left, with top of spatter cone visible atop shield.

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This is an aerial view of reddish Puka Nui and gap in side of Pu`u `O`o.

Aerial view of reddish Puka Nui and gap in side of Pu`u `O`o, viewed from south. Both spatter cones at top of West Gap shield visible left of Puka Nui, the larger eastern one emitting substantial fume. Floor of Pu`u `O`o crater visible through Puka Nui Gap. New lava flows are dark. Note fume from just right of new flows near Puka Nui; this is a new feature.

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This is an aerial view looking northward along ridge line of Pu`u `O`o to West Gap.

Aerial view looking northward along ridge line of Pu`u `O`o to West Gap. Eastern spatter cone is broad and dark. Large image shows lava flow that dropped into crater from West Gap shield. Northwest wall of crater is in upper right.

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