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Collapse, Refilling, and Uplift of Pu'u 'O'o Crater (June 10-July 25, 2007)

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Title: Collapse, Refilling, and Uplift of Pu'u 'O'o Crater (June 10-July 25, 2007)


On June 17-19, 2007, and intrusion into Kilauea's upper east rift zone led to the cessation of eruptive activity at Pu'u 'O'o and the collapse of the Pu'u 'O'o crater floor. This is chronicled on these two HVO Web pages:; The quiet did not last long though, and lava began to erupt on the floor of the Pu'u 'O'o crater in early July ( After several days of slow filling, the crater began to uplift as pressure increased below. Then, just after midnight on July 21, 2007, a new fissure eruption broke out on the eastern flank of the Pu'u 'O'o cone (; and Pu'u 'O'o's crater floor collapsed again.

This video was made by stitching together webcam images into a panoramic view. The webcam was positioned on the north rim of the Pu'u 'O'o crater, and only one panoramic view was selected per day spanning the events described above. The resulting video is played at 6 frames per second.

Location: HI, USA

Date Taken: 6/10/2007

Length: 0:00

Video Producer: U.S. Geological Survey

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For more information, visit the HVO Web site at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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