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Spatter cone on NE side of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's crater floor

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This is another of the spatter cones on the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. This one, on the northeast side of the crater floor, has long had an open top with a view of a small lava lake. Most of the overflows from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō in the last few weeks have been fed from this spatter cone, successively piling up until the top of the spatter cone is now about level with the webcam on the north rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.