Two Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flows continue; activity focused near vent

Two Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flows continue; activity focused near vent...

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The two new flows that broke out on the flanks of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone on Kīlauea Volcano's East Rift Zone on May 24 remained active early this morning. The flows were spreading laterally near the vent, but making little forward progress; as a result, they were not posing a threat to any community. The silvery sheen of new lava erupting from the northern breakout (center) and eastern breakout (far left) stands out in contrast to the older flows on and around Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

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