Lava continues to flow from the September 21 fissure that opened in the west flank of Pu`u `O`o. Early last week there was activity flowing both northeast and sountheast from the fissure. The southeastern activity was along the edges of previous flows from this fissure. The southeaster activity was along the edges of previous flows from this fissure. Fielf work on Thursday measured the flows to the southeast, they extended 1.6 miles (2.6km) from the fissure. A section of this flow has become has become tubed over. Flow activity continues in these two directions. Activity within the crater varied, when the end of the crater drained. It remained emply for several days, with the unsupported side-wall filled the depression. On Saturday a flow of lava from a source near the east wall filled the depression and overflowed onto other portions of the crater floor. All east rift activity is within the park or on adjacent state lands.
Test Page Oct 12 2011
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