Lava overflows Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, Kahauale‘a 2 flow remains active

Lava overflows Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, Kahauale‘a 2 flow remains active...

Detailed Description

Lava flows from two different vents in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater have spilled out of the crater and down the flanks of the cone over the past week. This photo shows the new flow, easy to identify with its light gray color, originating from the south spatter cone in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater (the spatter cone is visible as a bump on the crater floor). This flow was still active this morning and had traveled a short distance southeast. Another flow, originating from the north spatter cone in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, is not visible in this photograph.


Image Dimensions: 4752 x 3168

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