Lava fountains erupt along fissures in the first week of the Pu‘u ‘...

Lava fountains erupt along fissures in the first week of the Pu‘u ‘...

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The Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption began at 0031 HST on January 3, 1983, at Napau Crater. Over the next few days, the eruptive-fissure system extended progressively farther downrift (northeast) about 8 km (5 mi) near Kalaua cinder cone. This first episode was characterized by intermittent eruptive activity for nearly 3 weeks.

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