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Lava fountain from Pu`u `O`o vent, Kilauea Volcano
Photograph by C. Heliker on June 2, 1986
View of Pu`u `O`o from the north shows the asymmetric shape of the cone. The prevailing trade winds blow from the northeast, so that most of the fallout from the high fountains lands on the downwind (right) side of the conduit.