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lava pond in the NE portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The lava pond has partia...

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A closer view of the lava pond in the northeast portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. The lava pond has partially closed over the past several weeks, and today was about 5 meters (yards) in diameter - about half of the diameter from two weeks ago. The pond was spattering, with small bits of airborne spatter visible in this photograph.