Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 21, 2011

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Lava filled the floor of the Puka Nui pit and the MLK pit on the west end of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. 

Lava filled the floor of the Puka Nui pit and the MLK pit on the west end of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Lava filled the floor of the Puka Nui pit and the MLK pit on the we...

Over the past few days, lava has filled the floor of the Puka Nui pit (lower left) and the MLK pit (lower right) on the west end of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Looking south toward the MLK pit (straight) and Puka Nui pit (right...

Looking south toward the MLK pit (straight) and Puka Nui pit (right). Lava is only a few meters (yards) away from overtopping the pits and flowing onto the southwest flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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A Scroll down to the photo taken on June 29 to compare the amount o...

View the photo taken on June 29 to compare the amount of uplift the floor of the crater has endured in the last month. This photo was taken from a similar spot.

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