14 July 2006
Campout flow and East Lae`apuki lava delta
21 July 2006
East Lae`apuki lava delta and Campout flow
East Pond vent, Pu`u `O`o
Pu`u `O`o crater floor
27 July 2006
Lava still present in Pu`u `O`o crater vents
Lava in skylight and at East Lae`apuki lava delta
Map of flows from Pu`u `O`o: July 21, 2006
Map shows lava flows erupted during 1983-present activity of Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha (see large map).
Yellow, brown, and purple areas depict lava flows erupted from October 2003 through July 14, 2006. Yellow indicates the currently active Kuhio (PKK) flow, active most of the time from March 20, 2004 to the present. The PKK tube has fed the East Lae`apuki ocean entry since May 2005. The Campout flow, shown in red, originated as a breakout from the PKK tube near the 2300-foot elevation in late May. The terminus of this flow had advanced to the 200 ft level by July 14, 2006. The brown shade denotes Martin Luther King (MLK) flows, which first erupted in January 2004 from flank vents on the south slope of Pu`u `O`o. Since then, several more vents have formed in the MLK area and continue to erupt intermittently, although no flows have overtopped the collapse pit at MLK since July 2005. Short flows from the crater, West Gap, and Puka Nui vents are shown in dark purple. None of these last three areas have produced any lava flows in 2006.
Map of Pu`u `O`o and vicinity: June 2006
Map shows vents, lava flows, and other features near Pu`u `O`o frequently referred to in updates (see large map). These features can change quickly, but this map should help those viewers lost in the terminology. The vents, lava tubes, and flows active in 2005-2006 include the numbered vents in the crater, the MLK vent complex and associated flows, the Puka Nui vent, and the upper Kuhio (PKK) tube, which feeds the lava flows eventually reaching the ocean.
Eruption-viewing opportunities change constantly, so refer to this page often. Those readers planning a visit to Kilauea or Mauna Loa volcanoes can get much useful information from Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
Updated: 4 August 2006 (srb)