Small lava flow and pond spattering within Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

Small lava flow and pond spattering within Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō...

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For the past two weeks the tiltmeter on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone, on Kīlauea volcano's East Rift Zone, has been recording inflationary tilt. Beginning early on March 22, spattering has been intermittently visible from the lava pond contained within the west pit (right). Within the main Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater (left), a small lava flow began erupting onto the crater floor last night and continues this afternoon (March 26). The image above is a clear photo of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō from the POcam taken on March 17, with an overlay of a composite image showing last night's crater flow and west pond spattering (white).

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Image Dimensions: 2560 x 1152

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