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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 9, 2004

April 9, 2004

Pu`u `O`o's crater, flank, and upper Mother's Day flows

 

This is a photo of south of eastern part of Pu`u `O`o's crater.
Aerial view looking south of eastern part of Pu`u `O`o's crater. East Pond Vent is cluster of two spatter cones emitting blue fume. January Vent, right of East Pond Vent, gives off white fume. In foreground is north rim of crater and upper slope of Pu`u `O`o scored by remobilized, rootless flows of agglutinated tephra. Note how shallow crater floor is below east end of crater.
This is a photo of Pu`u `O`o's crater.
Tilted aerial view of crater, looking southwest. Visible vents beyond January Vent are Beehive and the cones in West Gap. In foreground is East Spillway, coated by flows that spilled from crater in late 1990s.

 

This is a photo of the northwestern flank of Pu`u `O`o.
Tilted aerial view into sun of northwestern flank of Pu`u `O`o. Some tephra that forms cone agglutinated during rapid accumulation of fallout from high fountains in mid-1980s. The hot, sticky material then remobilized and oozed downslope, breaking into large masses along the way. The resulting rootless flows score the flank of Pu`u `O`o.
This is a photo of West Gap shield.
Looking east at West Gap shield surmounted by two steep-sided spatter cones, with Pu`u `O`o's crater behind. Shadowed cliff is same as along right edge of left image.

 

This is a photo of two small fuming areas along Mother's Day lava tube.
Lava flows from Okita shield, high area in upper left, moved onto blanket of fallout tephra west of Pu`u `O`o. Tephra coats foreground and mantles old spatter rampart and related fissures near bottom of image. Two small fuming areas are along Mother's Day lava tube; large fume cloud blows downwind from Pu`u `O`o.
This is a photo of a thin pahoehoe.
Thin pahoehoe moved across loose tephra as in left image, in places lifting up small pieces of pumice and scoria and in other places--most notably in right-center of image, bulldozed and even burrowed into tephra. Width of view, 4-5 m.