Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 21, 2002

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Pu`u `O`o's crater and rootless shield at 2247 feet

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West view of crater of Pu`u `O`o, showing new fill of lava erupted in past couple of weeks. The new lava is mostly crusted over. Small incandescent vents are visible near the east and southeast ends of the crater. The eastern vent is the spatter cone at the East Pond Vent (see image on March 8).

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New shield at 2247-foot elevation. Perched pond on the shield, actively spilling lava southeastward, toward top of Pulama pali (in distant background).

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View looking up a channeled pahoehoe and slabby pahoehoe flow toward the 2247 rootless shield (top of photo). Note the typical braided and anastomosing character of the flow.

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Another upslope view of the channeled pahoehoe, better showing the perched pond at 2247 feet and the slope of Pu`u `O`o in background.

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