New crater at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

New crater at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

Detailed Description

Since the onset of the "June 27 breakout" flow, the central part of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's crater has been collapsing slowly. Thick fume and steam prevented good views, but this photo shows the edge of the ring fracture that bounds the collapse. The heavy fume comes from pits that formed where spatter cones used to be. The view is toward the east; the "June 27 breakout" flow starts near the left side of the photo, marked by thin bluish fume.


Image Dimensions: 4224 x 3168

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