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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

Pu`u `O`o crater and `a`a-pahoehoe

This is an aerial view looking east across Pu`u `O`o's crater.
Aerial view looking east across Pu`u `O`o's crater. Farthest incandescent spatter cone is part of East Pond Vent. Nearest two cones are in West Gap. Note that near crater rim is overtopped and far rim is nearly so.
This is a photo of the southwest flank of Pu`u `O`o.
Similar view as to left, but showing less of crater and more of southwest flank of Pu`u `O`o. The two small fuming cones are at Puka Nui (distant) and 55 cone/pit (nearer). The two West Gap cones are prominent near left side of image. 

 

This is a photo of the eastern part of Pu`u `O`o's crater.
Aerial view looking southwest across eastern part of Pu`u `O`o's crater. Nearest two cones form East Pond Vent. Fuming cone slightly farther away is January Vent. Note large mound of lava flows built against south wall of crater, host to South Wall Complex and Dave's Pit/Vent.
This is a photo of of `a`a (brown) and pahoehoe (shiny gray).
Aerial view of `a`a (brown) and pahoehoe (shiny gray). Though hard to see in image, lava that develops pahoehoe crust comes out of March 4 flow with `a`a crust. Source of this lava is likely from Kuhio flow but could come from adjacent rootless shield.