Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 4, 2016

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Breakouts persist northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō; small lava flows in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater

 

Breakouts persist northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō; small lava flows in Pu‘u ...

Scattered breakouts remain active northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with the farthest activity slightly more than 6 km (3.7 miles) from the vent. Some of the breakouts were active along the forest boundary, creating small brush fires. Other breakouts, like the one shown in this photograph, are covering earlier portions of the flow field.

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An HVO geologist carefully approaches a skylight on the June 27th l...

An HVO geologist carefully approaches a skylight on the June 27th lava tube. The skylight provided a view into the lava tube, and revealed a swiftly moving lava stream.

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Small vents in the southern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater have been a...

Small vents in the southern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater have been active recently, and erupting new lava flows onto the floor of the crater. The light-colored flow in the center of the photograph was active this morning, and slowly spreading across the crater floor.

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A closer look at the active flow in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, with a small ...

A closer look at the active flow in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, with a small vent in the distance throwing spatter.

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A vent in the southern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater contained a smal...

A vent in the southern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater contained a small lava pond and was throwing spatter a short distance. The accumulated spatter has built a small cone around the opening. A thick layer of Pele's hair covers the far side of the cone.

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This Quicktime video shows spattering activity at a small vent in P...

This Quicktime video shows spattering activity at a small vent in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater.

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