Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 17, 2018

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Summit deflation leads to slight drop in lake level

 

Summit deflation leads to slight drop in lake level...

Summit deflation began this morning, and the lake level has dropped slightly. This morning the lake was about 14 m (46 ft) below the Overlook crater rim, having dropped roughly 4 m (13 ft) since yesterday morning. In this photo, an HVO geologist checks on a time-lapse camera on the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. A large spatter site is active along the east margin of the lake.

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