Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 24, 2015

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Rising lava level in Halema‘uma‘u Crater

 

Rising lava level in Halema‘uma‘u Crater...

The level of the lava lake within the Overlook crater, set within Halema‘uma‘u Crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, continues to rise. Today, the level was as high as 14 meters (46 feet) below the Overlook crater rim. This photograph was taken from the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, in an area closed to the public due to volcanic hazards, but the lava level was high enough today that the lava lake surface could be seen from Jaggar Overlook, which is open to the public.

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Preview image for video: The lava lake in the Overlook Crater, with...

Preview image for video: The lava lake in the Overlook Crater, within Halema‘uma‘u Crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, has been rising over the past few days. Today the lava was as high as 14 meters (46 feet) below the Overlook crater rim. Several areas of spattering were active along the lake margin.

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