View of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, looking NW. The floor of the crater was paved in...

View of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, looking northwest. The floor of the crate...

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View of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater, looking northwest. The floor of the crater was paved in late August by lava that erupted from a vent at the northeast edge of the crater, which is the heavily fuming area to the right. There are also vents at the southeast edge of the crater (note the incandescent vent just left of center) and at the northwest edge (hidden by fume just above center). A western pit, outside the left edge of the crater (hard to see in this photo), hosts a small sluggish lava pond. The vent supplying the June 27th lava flow is on the flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō beyond the right edge of the photo.

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Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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