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Lava covers part of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater floor

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This movie, created from a sequence of HVO webcam images, shows lava erupting from a spatter cone within the south embayment in the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater (see February 24 image below for location). The activity started around 8:15 a.m., HST, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, and covered part of the crater floor before ceasing at about 3:00 p.m. The lava did not flow beyond the crater. This type of activity is not unusual for Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, and does not reflect a significant change in the ongoing eruption.