Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 9, 2016

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Scattered breakouts northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō; no significant advancement

 

Scattered breakouts northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō; no significant advancem...

Scattered breakouts persist northeast of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, with no significant advancement over the past month. Today, the farthest active breakouts were 5.8 km (3.6 miles) from the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. Several small breakouts were burning vegetation along the north margin of the flow, at the forest boundary. This photo looks upslope, towards the vent. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō can be seen on the skyline in the upper right portion of the image.

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The small lava pond in the western portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater was ...

The small lava pond in the western portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater was at a higher level today compared to previous visits, and closer to the pit rim. A disruption in the pond created increased spattering and agitation during our observation period. For scale, the pond is about 25 meters (80 ft) in diameter.

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A closer look at the spattering and agitation in the small lava pon...

A closer look at the spattering and agitation in the small lava pond in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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An HVO geologist approaches one of the small vents in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Cra...

An HVO geologist approaches one of the small vents in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater to obtain a spatter sample.

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