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Kilauea volcano (Hawaii), July 2007: lava lake activity in Pu'u 'O'o crater

The following photos show the activity inside the Pu'u 'O'o vent during 13-20 July, when intermittent vents were active inside the cone, forming lava flows and temporary lava lakes.
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Several effusive vents arranged in a row on top of a dyke, feeding lava flows into Puka Nui collapse pit at Pu'u 'O'o crater, Kilauea volcano. hawaii_e7579.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Lava flows from Pu'u 'O'o's west gap crater in 2007 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava flows from Pu'u 'O'o's west gap crater in 2007 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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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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Part of the hornito above the eastern vent has collapsed, leaving a view onto the boiling lava feeding the lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Part of the hornito above the eastern vent has collapsed, leaving a view onto the boiling lava feedi... [info]
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Boiling lava at the vent. Escaping gas ejects large lumbs of lava into the air.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Boiling lava at the vent. Escaping gas ejects large lumbs of lava into the air. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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The lava lake at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spattering from a vent feeding a rapid flow of lava; Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. hawaii_e7328 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spattering from a vent feeding a rapid flow of lava; Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. hawaii_e7328 (Photo: T... [info]
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