Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and episode 61g breakouts

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and episode 61g breakouts...

Detailed Description

The lava pond contained within the west pit at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has continued to rise since the last overflight (March 27) and has formed a perched lava pond. This is apparent in the small spillovers visible around the margin of the pond. The accumulation of lava around the rim forms a levee that confines the molten lava to within the pond. The surface level of the lava pond can even rise above the floor of the west pit while still being contained within the levees.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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