This is a Lava tube that was feeding Lava down to Waikupunaha ocean entry from Pu'u O'o. This activity was going on for two years in 2008-2010. The heat was so intense that some parts of the image is blurry due to the thermo distortion. Once in awhile this tubes would collapse, exposing itself. It does not last very long, eventually closing up again.

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