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Spattering from the East vent in Pu'u 'O'o crater (July 2007)

Spattering from a vent feeding the eastern lava lake. The vent corresponds to the former East Pond vent in Pu'u O'o. During the time the photos were taken, the hornito above the vent collapsed, allowing a view onto the boiling lava.
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Spattering vent throwing fountains of liquid lava several meters into the air and feeding a lava lake at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. hawaii_d21217 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spattering vent throwing fountains of liquid lava several meters into the air and feeding a lava lak... [info]
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The active vent feeding the lava lake in Pu'u 'O'o crater on 14 July 2007. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The active vent feeding the lava lake in Pu'u 'O'o crater on 14 July 2007. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The east vent and the active lava lake in Pu'u 'O'o. hawaii_e7146.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The east vent and the active lava lake in Pu'u 'O'o. hawaii_e7146.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava spattering from a vent feeding a lava lake in Kilauea's Pu'u 'O'o crater.  hawaii_e7170.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava spattering from a vent feeding a lava lake in Kilauea's Pu'u 'O'o crater. hawaii_e7170.jpg (Ph... [info]
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Lava spattering from a vent feeding a lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava spattering from a vent feeding a lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spattering vent and the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spattering vent and the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A hornito has been built upon the vent feeding the largely crusted-over lava lake. During the time of observation, it suddenly collapsed (next photo), giving free view onto the boiling lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A hornito has been built upon the vent feeding the largely crusted-over lava lake. During the time o... [info]
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At the moment of the collapse of the hornito, the lens (300mm) was pointed to an area immediately left of it, and this and the next photo show the "missing" left half of the hornito seconds after its collapse.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At the moment of the collapse of the hornito, the lens (300mm) was pointed to an area immediately le... [info]
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The hornito is cut in half, and lava bubbles rise to the surface freely at the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The hornito is cut in half, and lava bubbles rise to the surface freely at the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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At times, blobs of liquid lava almost two meters in diameter are thrown up from the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At times, blobs of liquid lava almost two meters in diameter are thrown up from the vent. (Photo: To... [info]
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2 m high spattering of lava at the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
2 m high spattering of lava at the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The escaping gas throws out pieces of fluid lava from the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The escaping gas throws out pieces of fluid lava from the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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