East side of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō; breakout on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's northern flow

East side of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō; breakout on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's northern flow

Detailed Description

Since the beginning of the year, lava erupting from several openings in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's crater have filled the crater to overflowing. The two eastern-most openings, topped by spatter cones, can be seen in this photo. The one in the background holds the small lava pond shown in the photos above and feeding the northern lava flow. The east rim of the crater, which wraps around from the rim in the foreground (the south rim) to the rim in the background near the upper left side of the photo (the north rim), has been completely buried.

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Image Dimensions: 1152 x 768

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