Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - October 25, 2011

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High aerial view of the active lava channel of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater.

High aerial view of the active lava channel of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater

High aerial view of the active lava channel of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater...

View looking southwest at the east flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone is at the top of the photo, and the trace of the September 21 fissure is defined by the line of fume at the center of the photo.

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View looking east at the east edge of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater (bottom ...

View looking east at the east edge of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater (bottom of photo) and the trace of the September 21 fissure (center of photo). The active lava tube carrying lava downslope to the southeast is marked by the line of fume that trends toward the upper right side of the photo.

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View looking nearly straight down into the open top of a spatter co...

View looking nearly straight down into the open top of a spatter cone built over the September 21 fissure on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's east flank. The brighter, yellowish zone is the surface of the active lava stream as it flows downslope (toward the top of the photo).

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View to the northwest looking at the active flows (center of photo)...

View to the northwest looking at the active flows (center of photo). Activity over the past few weeks has built a broad, low rootless shield (a shield-shaped mound of lava built on the flow field, not the vent), and there has been little advancement downslope. Flows from the shield are slowly burying the ‘a‘ā flow built on September 21 and 22 (dark-colored flow on left side of photo).

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