Lava fountains erupt from fissures uprift of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō during early...

Lava fountains erupt from fissures uprift of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō during early...

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pāhoehoe flows spreads to both sides of the erupting fissure at the base of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō (out of view in lower left). Subsequent fissures erupted during episode 48 erupted downrift of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, eventually focusing at a single vent, later named Kupaianaha. This marked the end of episodic high lava fountaining from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and the beginning of five-and-a-half years of nearly continuous and relatively quiet effusion of lava from the Kupaianaha vent and lava lake.

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