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Continued activity on coastal plain and lava pond in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

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Detailed Description

A small lava pond, set within a collapse pit, has been active in the eastern portion of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater for the past several weeks. At the east margin of the lava pond, lava sinks back into the system, with frequent spatter bursts sourced from this downwelling spot.




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