A new lava shield is being built on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

A new lava shield is being built on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

Detailed Description

The June 27 breakout has remained active over the past week, emitting short lava flows from the vent on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's northeast flank. These flows have stacked upon one another creating a lava shield, which now hosts a lava pond. This before and after comparison from our webcam east of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō shows the dramatic change to the skyline that this new lava shield has created.

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Image Dimensions: 2147 x 605

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