Lava Breakout Remains Active – New Lava Shield Being Built on Puʻu ʻŌʻō

The June 27 breakout has remained active over the past week, emitting short lava flows from the vent on Puʻu ʻŌʻō’s northeast flank. These flows have stacked upon one another creating a lava shield, which now hosts a lava pond.

July 6th

This before and after comparison from our webcam east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō shows the dramatic change to the skyline that this new lava shield has created.

These flows have stacked upon one another creating a lava shield, which now hosts a lava pond.

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