HAWAI'I PHOTO GALLERY
- Lava lake activity at Pu'u 'O'o crater in July 2007, Part 6:
lava flows and strong fountaining in Puka Nui crater -
Spattering and lava flows in Puka Nui crater, 20 July 2007
|A dike cuts through the eastern wall of the Puka Nui pit crater; on the surface, 4 individual vents are visible, erupting lava flows and violent spatter fountains from exploding gas bubbles. The lava flows run into the floor of the pit.|
|Bubbling fountain at the uppermost vent,- surprisingly the most active along the dike.|
|Several streams of lava are fed by the vents, and flow into the pit crater.|
|Lava making its way over the older crater wall.||10-20 m high spattering from the uppermost vent and the corresponding lava flow.|
|Surface flow.||Gas and steam is blown in from the main crater to the left.||The lava flows and Puka Nui at dusk.||Spattering from both upper vents.|
|The lava flows have covered the crater floor and created a new lava pond.||Occasionally, the second vent above the pit erupts spatter, too.|
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