Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Update

Halemaʻumaʻu and HVO:

Thermal overflight for the park service to map all the hot cracks  around sulfur banks/volcano house/visitor center

Thermal overflight for the park service to map all the hot cracks around sulfur banks/volcano house/visitor center

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Jaggar Museum are located near the summit of Kīlauea and are visible atop the cliff to the right. They are about 2 km (1.25 miles) north-northwest of the lava lake in Halemaʻumaʻu, fuming (but not directly visible) at the left edge of the photo.

Puʻu ʻŌʻō and northeast spatter cone:

Early morning view of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking toward the southwest:

The fume rising from the bottom of the photo marks the trace of the lava tube carrying lava to the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow front.

The fume rising from the bottom of the photo marks the trace of the lava tube carrying lava to the Kahaualeʻa 2 flow front.

The Kahaualeʻa 2 flow is fed from a spatter cone on the northeast edge of Puʻu ʻŌʻō’s crater.

Today, this spatter cone, which is about 6 m (20 ft) tall, was weakly spattering from it top.

Today, this spatter cone, which is about 6 m (20 ft) tall, was weakly spattering from it top.

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