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- Strong activity at Kilauea volcano in Feb. 2005 / impressions from the VolcanoDiscovery expeditions in Feb. 2005 -
Pu'u 'O'o

10 Feb. 2005: first impressions of Pu'u 'O'o

As of Feb. 2005, the crater of Pu'u 'O'o was almost completely filled with lava flows and recent flows have overspilled on the N side. On a visit by the VolcanoDiscovery team on 10 Feb. 2005, we were surprised to observe strong spattering from the July vent inside Pu'u 'O'o crater (photo on the right is enlarged section of 3rd photo).

8 Feb. 2005: first impressions

Crater floor of Pu'u 'O'o with mildly spattering E pond vents on 22 Feb.  Pu'u 'O'o seen from the W at day and at night...

16 Feb. 2005: exceptional fireworks in and around Pu'u 'O'o

Bright glow from the W gap vents; many more spattering or at least glowing vents inside Pu'u 'O'o's crater seen on the r photo.

At dawn, the bright glow from the spattering vents begins to fade...

Spattering and glow from different vents inside Pu'u 'O'o...

16 Feb. 2005: spattering from the East pond vents

Like monsters, the two - around 10m high - hornitos of the E pond vent are spitting lava into the bluish light of dusk...

16/22 February 2005: E pond and W Gap vents

The E pond vent on 22 Feb. July vent at dusk (16 Feb.)  

Devillish-looking holes in the large, about 15m high hornito at the W gap vent reveal its hollow, glowing interior... (22 Feb.)

16/22 Feb. 2005: various

VolcanoDiscovery expedition at Pu'u 'O'o (16 Feb.)

The N rim of the shallow crater Looking straight into the spattering vent near the NE end of the crater Spattering July and glowing NE rim vent (16 Feb.)