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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 16, 2004

January 16, 2004

Full crater and East Pond Vent.

This is a photo of lava spilling and spattering from East Pond Vent.
Lava spilling and spattering from East Pond Vent and feeding lava flow that is filling east end of Pu`u `O`o's crater. Cone at East Pond Vent is about 8 m high.
This is a photo of lava wells from under crust of ponded lava fed by East Pond Vent.
Lava wells from under crust of ponded lava fed by East Pond Vent. This process, called crustal overturning, is common on ponded lava. It refreshes the crust, creating smooth surfaces that erase the ropy surface texture of typical pahoehoe.

 

Two views looking east of filling crater of Pu`u `O`o.

 

This is a view looking east of filling crater of Pu`u `O`o.
1. Looking east of filling crater of Pu`u `O`o.
This is a view looking east of filling crater of Pu`u `O`o.
2. Looking east of filling crater of Pu`u `O`o.

 

This is a photo of photographers waiting for lava to spill over east rim of crater.
Photographers waiting for lava to spill over east rim of crater. They stand near rim, and oozing lava is actually slightly above them.
This is a photo of a tongue of lava that spilled over rim.
Tongue of lava that spilled over rim a couple of minutes later.

 

This is a photo of Spattering East Pond Vent and surface of lava pond in crater.
Spattering East Pond Vent and surface of lava pond in crater.
This is a photo of spatter and incandescence in East Pond Vent.
Spatter and incandescence in East Pond Vent. Not all spatter cones have simple shapes, and this one is one of the more bizarre.

 

This is a photo of spattering from East Pond Vent in late afternoon.
Spattering from East Pond Vent in late afternoon.
This is a photo of photographers viewing the complex forms of East Pond Vent.
Photographers view the complex forms of East Pond Vent and, near right edge of image, January Vent.