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Spatter cones on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō floor

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Lava erupted a few times from two different spatter cones on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō's crater floor over the past few weeks. These show up as the lighter-colored flows on the near (southeast) flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The larger spatter cone to the right, with the obvious fume trace leading away from it to the right (marking the lava tube), is the source of the Kahauale‘a 2 flow.