Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - November 21, 2003

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Pu`u `O`o and upper Mother's Day tube

 

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Aerial view looking west across crater of Pu`u `O`o. Largest gas plume comes from East Pond Vent.

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Incandescent interior of cavernous pahoehoe flow on new rootless shield near prominent shatter ring along Mother's Day lava tube 2.5 km south of Pu`u `O`o. Width of view, 4 m.

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Grabbing sample of lava from flow from one of rootless shields along Mother's Day tube south of Pu`u `O`o.

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Aerial view looking across southern part of Puka Nui (lower right) to filled West Gap Pit with two spatter cones (upper center). Reddish edifice in lower left is 55 cone, its crater filled with black lava flow. Crater of Pu`u `O`o is just right of West Gap Pit. Note dark flows that came from at least two sources: one flow from West Gap Pit cascaded into Puka Nui, and another was erupted in Puka Nui itself. Both flows are several weeks old but still look fresh.

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