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Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 2, 2016

June 2, 2016

Views of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and its recent breakouts

 

View of breakout on northeast flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The light-colored flows in the foreground are active pāhoehoe flows. The view is to the southeast. Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is at upper right.
View of recent breakout on east flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The flow has advanced about 1.3 km (0.8 miles), but activity today was focused in the middle part of the flow, closer to its vent. The view is to the west.
This photo, looking southwest, shows Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō in the background, with the northern breakout from May 24 extending to the right, with fume coming from a newly forming tube. The feature in the center foreground is a perched lava pond that formed in July 2014, but was refilled by new lava from the northern breakout in recent days. The breakout point of the eastern breakout is hard to pick out, if you don't know what to look for. It's the lighter colored lava at the left edge of the photo immediately below center.
Overnight on May 13-14, a new spatter cone, shown here, grew over a vent high on the northeast rim of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. HVO scientists for scale.
The ground around the spatter cone was covered in small gobs of spatter and Pele's hair, as shown here.
This is another view of the breakout on the east flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. It forms the lighter-colored surface in the lower left quadrant of the photo. Note the orange speck on the breakout - this is the skylight shown in the adjacent photos and the video below.
A closer view of the skylight on the east breakout. The skylight is about 6 m (20 ft) across, and the lava stream is traveling toward the upper right side of the photo.
An even closer view of the skylight (about 6 m or 20 ft across). Again, the lava stream is flowing to the upper right.
Video showing a small channelized flow, as well as the skylight described above, on the breakout on the east flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.