RAW VIDEO: New aerials of Pu`u `Ô `ô Lava - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

RAW VIDEO: New aerials of Pu`u `Ô `ô Lava

Source: USGS Source: USGS
Source: USGS Source: USGS
Source: USGS Source: USGS

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lava continues to pour from vents at Kîlauea volcano's Pu‘u ‘Ô‘ô crater.

This Quicktime movie from the USGS shows views from Monday's overflight of the vents on the lower west flank of Pu`u `Ô `ô.

USGS says that there are several vents, topped by spatter cones, that are feeding narrow, fast-moving flows that feed into a broad area of ponded lava.

Scientists at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say that flank vents in the east rift zone fed a lava pond and an `a`a flow and lava continued to trickle onto the collapsed floor of Pu`u `O`o Crater.


Click to view a gallery of photos collapse crater.

The active lava flows remained entirely within Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and pose no direct hazard to any developed areas.

Scientists say the lava lake surface at the summit, dropped nearly out of sight.

If you want to see the USGS video on your mobile device, click on 'Video' and then hit 'Latest Video.'

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