Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 29, 2011

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Current flows that have erupted on the east side of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone.

Current flows that have erupted on the east side of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone

Current flows that have erupted on the east side of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone...

This photo, looking west, shows the current flows that have erupted on the east side of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone is the large fume source in the upper left portion of the photograph, and the current flows are sourced from a fissure extending down its upper east flank. In the left-center of the photograph, the bright patch of lava is active pahoehoe. In the right-center of the photograph is a partially buried cone, Pu‘u Halulu, from a much earlier episode of the current eruption. Immediately above Halulu, the dark flow is an ‘A‘ā flow that became active this morning.

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Close-up of the front of an active pahoehoe flow from this afternoo...

Close-up of the front of an active pahoehoe flow from this afternoon.

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