12 May 2006
Flooded Nova and removed delta
19 May 2006
East Lae`apuki and Petunia
31 May 2006
East Lae`apuki lava delta
Map of flows from Pu`u `O`o: April 2006
Map shows lava flows erupted during 1983-present activity of Pu`u `O`o and Kupaianaha (see large map).
Yellow, brown, and red colors depict lava flows erupted from October 2003 to April 14, 2006. Yellow indicates the currently active Kuhio (PKK) flow, active most of the time from March 20, 2004 to the present. The east and west arms of the PKK flow, once widely separated, began to merge and overlap on the coastal flat in March 2005. The east arm feeds both the East Lae`apuki ocean entry and the March 1 breakout. Activity on the west arm declined through summer 2005, and the last surface flow on that arm was observed in August 2005.
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.
Red indicates the Mother's Day and Banana flows, last active in September 2004. Short flows from the crater, West Gap, and Puka Nui vents are also shown in red. None of these last three areas have produced any flows in 2006.
Map of Pu`u `O`o and vicinity: April 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.
Updated: 26 June 2006 (DAS)