Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 26, 2018

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Small lava flow and pond spattering within Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō
 

 

Small lava flow and pond spattering within Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

For the past two weeks the tiltmeter on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone, on Kīlauea volcano's East Rift Zone, has been recording inflationary tilt. Beginning early on March 22, spattering has been intermittently visible from the lava pond contained within the west pit (right). Within the main Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater (left), a small lava flow began erupting onto the crater floor last night and continues this afternoon (March 26). The image above is a clear photo of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō from the POcam taken on March 17, with an overlay of a composite image showing last night's crater flow and west pond spattering (white).

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On March 25, between 10:06 and 10:08 p.m., a small lava flow began ...

On March 25, between 10:06 and 10:08 p.m., a small lava flow began erupting onto the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater floor for the first time since May 2016. In this thermal image, taken by the PTcam today (March 26) at 1:18 p.m., the flow (bright color) appears to be supplied by one of the small spatter cones in the crater's south embayment. The lava flow did not extend beyond the crater. This type of activity is not unusual for Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, and does not reflect a significant change in the ongoing eruption.

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