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22 December 2010

A clear view of the floor of Pu`u `Ō `ō crater and two 'a'ā lava channels branch off

A clear view of the floor of Pu`u `Ō `ō crater. The light grey lava flows near the bottom of the photo were active today.
Multiple pahoehoe flows about 250 m (820 ft) from a breakout point on the Quarry flow lava tube above the pali.
Left. A clear view of the floor of Pu`u `Ō `ō crater. The light grey lava flows near the bottom of the photo were active today. Right. Multiple pahoehoe flows about 250 m (820 ft) from a breakout point on the Quarry flow lava tube above the pali.
Two 'a'ā lava channels branch off from the new breakout point upslope (left, out of frame).
The flow front of the eastern (top) 'a'ā channel in the previous photograph.
Left. Two 'a'ā lava channels branch off from the new breakout point upslope (left, out of frame). Right. The flow front of the eastern (top) 'a'ā channel in the previous photograph.

9 December 2010

Multiple small channels of lava flow downslope and minor activity continues on the floor of Pu`u `Ō `ō

Multiple small channels of lava flow downslope from a breakout point on the pali. There were several other breakouts producing similar flows upslope.
A close-up of the breakout point in the previous image.
Left. Multiple small channels of lava flow downslope from a breakout point on the pali. There were several other breakouts producing similar flows upslope. Right. A close-up of the breakout point in the previous image.
Minor activity continues on the floor of Pu`u `Ō `ōcrater. The crater floor is often obscured by fume, but Kona winds allowed for a nice view today. The recent flows are light grey in color, concentrated in the east (top of photo) and west (behind the fume) ends of the crater.