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Floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō from NW rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

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This photo looks out onto the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō from near the high point on the northwest rim of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone. The west edge of the main crater is to the left and the pit with the lava pond is filled with fume just right of center. To better appreciate the size of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, notice the two HVO geologists in orange at the center of the image walking to the West pit to make observations of the lava pond.