New fissure opens up between Pu‘u ‘O‘o and Napau Crater
Posted on March 6, 2011.
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.
Close-up of recently opened fissure segment. Spatter reaching about 5 meters into the air.
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.
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