Eruption of Puʻuʻōʻō

Molten lava flow at night
NPS Photo/J. Robinson
 
 
 
 
 

Changes in Puʻuʻōʻō Lava Shield

From 1983 to 2018, Puʻuʻōʻō went through dramatic growth and many small collapses during the course of the eruption. Its summit continues to collapse and settle now that the eruption has ceased.

 
A collection of six photos showing changes in a lava shield over time
 
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Last updated: April 29, 2021

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