Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō creating a broad shield shape around the cone

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō started as a cinder and spatter cone in the 1980s, but ov...

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Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō started as a cinder and spatter cone in the 1980s, but over the past 30 years flank vents on the cone have produced stacks of lava flows, creating a broad shield around the cone. This view looks north and shows the shield shape clearly. Mauna Kea Volcano can be seen in the distance.

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Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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