Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 15, 2018

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Rising lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u


Rising lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u...

Over the past few days, Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u has steadily risen as summit inflation continues. Today, Sunday, April 15, the lake surface was just 14 m (46 ft) below the Overlook crater rim. Spattering has also been active, with this photo showing a large spattering site in the southeast portion of the lake. These high lake levels have provided good views from the public viewing area at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's Jaggar Museum.

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