16 January 2004 - 0838

This is a photo of lava wells from under crust of ponded lava fed by East Pond Vent.

Detailed Description

Lava wells from under crust of ponded lava fed by East Pond Vent. This process, called crustal overturning, is common on ponded lava. It refreshes the crust, creating smooth surfaces that erase the ropy surface texture of typical pahoehoe. 0838.

Details

Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

Location Taken: US