Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 3, 2011

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Photos of a channelized flow erupted from the vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater and views from the active lava surface in Halema‘uma‘u crater.

A channelized flow erupted from the vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater

A channelized flow erupted from the vent on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō ...

A channelized flow was being erupted today from the vent on the west side of the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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Views from the active lava surface in Halema‘uma‘u crater
 

Views from the active lava surface in Halema‘uma‘u crater...

Following several collapses and small explosive events that deposited spatter on the floor of Halema‘uma‘u crater around noon today, the lava surface in Halema‘uma‘u was roiling and agitated for the remainder of the afternoon, with numerous points of upwelling and spattering.

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A close-up of the active lava surface in Halema‘uma‘u....

A close-up of the active lava surface in Halema‘uma‘u.

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At 2:31pm today, another large chunk of the rim collapsed into the ...

At 2:31pm today, another large chunk of the rim collapsed into the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake.

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Just moments after the last photograph, the 2:31pm collapse produce...

Just moments after the last photograph, the 2:31pm collapse produced a thick brown plume, but did not appear to trigger an explosive event in this case.

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