No change in activity at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

No change in activity at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

Detailed Description

A clear view today of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's summit revealed no significant change during the past week. The cross-sectional area of the active lava stream in the tube on the flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō was the same as measured on December 22, suggesting no change in lava discharge from the vent. The central crater at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō formed over several days following the opening of eruptive fissures on June 27; the view is looking toward the west. The distance from the high point on the northwest rim to the south rim (cliff in top middle to lower left in this photo) is about 300 m (~980 ft).


Image Dimensions: 3872 x 2592

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