Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 22, 2018

Release Date:

Small overflows from Kīlauea's summit lava lake overnight

 

Small overflows from Kīlauea's summit lava lake overnight...

Rising summit lava lake levels peaked overnight, producing small overflows onto the floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. This photo shows the largest overflow, on the north margin, which reached about 80 m (262 feet) from the lake margin.

(Public domain.)

A wider view of the lava lake and recent overflows. This photo is ...

A wider view of the lava lake and recent overflows. This photo is taken from the Halema‘uma‘u Crater rim, and looks northwest. Jaggar Museum and HVO can be seen on the skyline.

(Public domain.)

There were much smaller overflows on the west margin of the Overloo...

There were much smaller overflows on the west margin of the Overlook crater rim.

(Public domain.)

A close-up of the small overflows on the west rim of the Overlook c...

A close-up of the small overflows on the west rim of the Overlook crater, along with spattering along the northwest lake margin.

(Public domain.)

A line of spattering along the northwest lake margin. Note that th...

A line of spattering along the northwest lake margin. Note that the spatter is being ejected well above the level of the Halema‘uma‘u Crater floor, with occasional small bits landing on the rim. At the left end of the spattering, a piece of the thin, flexible crust on the lava lake is lifted and torn by a bubble burst.

(Public domain.)

This video shows an overview of the lake from the Halema‘uma‘u Crat...

This video shows an overview of the lake from the Halema‘uma‘u Crater rim, as well as some of the spattering that was occurring on the lake margin.

(Public domain.)