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Birdseye View of New Lava Flow

August 6, 2011

Map showing the configuration of lava flows around Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, including the currently active Episode 60 flow. Over the past several months, lava of Episode 60 of Kīlauea’s ongoing east rift zone eruption has been slowly filling Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō’s crater. Lava filled pits on Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō’s southwest flank and began creeping downslope on July 25, but stagnated by the end of July. On August 3, the floor of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō collapsed accompanied by a gush of lava from new vents on the west flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Cone. (USGS)

For the latest information on current activity, visit the website of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS).

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  1. August 6, 2011 2:46 pm

    These lava flows are truly amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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