New fissure opens up between Pu‘u ‘O‘o and Napau Crater

Video and photos by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory/USGS

A new fissure erupted between Pu‘u ‘O‘o and Napau Crater Saturday (March 5) causing a swarm of earthquakes in the area. Spatter is reaching 15-20 m into the air, above the trees.

New fissure eruption southwest of Pu‘u ‘O‘o between Pu‘u ‘O‘o and Napau crater. Spatter is reaching 15-20 meters into the air, above the trees.

New fissure eruption southwest of Pu‘u O‘o between Pu‘u O‘o and Napau crater. Spatter is reaching 15-20 meters into the air, above the trees.

Close-up of recently opened fissure segment. Spatter reaching about 5 meters into the air.

Close-up of recently opened fissure segment. Spatter reaching about 5 meters into the air.

View toward the southwest of fissure eruption.

View toward the southwest of fissure eruption.

View looking at the northeast end of the actively propagating fissure. Lava is just breaking the surface in foreground crack.

View looking at the northeast end of the actively propagating fissure. Lava is just breaking the surface in foreground crack.

For more information visit: volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/activit…

  • http://www.comeseehawaii.com comWoweseehawaii

    Wow! Why isn’t this getting more news coverage. Thanks HI247. If not for you and BIVN, we wouldn’t even know this was going on.

  • Pauline Werneski

    Thanks so much for sharing great photo’s of the volcano and what’s going on down there, on the Big Island. I miss Kona but just got to Voggy for me…Thanks again Kathy for posting this one … Aloha Pauline xox

  • Cory in Vegas

    Wow!!! Thanks for sharing. I wonder if that is anywhere close to ‘where we should not have been’ last October.
    Aloha,nice to hear from you and thanks for the update ;o)

  • Konashell

    Thanx 247 for the coverage and a link so easy to share with our mainland friends and family …. You are all over Facebook as I type!

  • kelly

    WoW – I remember seeing something like this in 1969 when I was in Hawaii – little did I know at the time that it was buring up the original and all the copies of Obama’s birth certificate

  • mori

    Note that the explosive eruption since March 25

 

 

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