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- Lava lake activity at Pu'u 'O'o crater in July 2007, Part 1: spattering from a vent feeding the eastern lava lake -


East vent spattering in Pu'u 'O'o crater, 14 July 2007

In late June and early July, a lava lake occupied the collapsed crater of Pu'u 'O'o. The most active vent feeding the lake was at the same position as the former East Pond Vent. On this page, several photos show the strong fountaining from this vent feeding the lava lake on 14 July, shortly before it ceased.
As gas bubbles burst, the fountaining at the vent throws pieces of liquid lava several meters into the air.
The hornito above the vent before (left) and immediately after its sudden collapse (right), which explosed the violently boiling lava underneath it to the surface.  
The vent and part of the lava lake.