Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - April 26, 2018

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Large overflow onto Halema‘uma‘u crater floor

Large overflow onto Halema‘uma‘u crater floor...

At approximately 6:15 a.m. today (April 26) a new overflow began on Halema‘uma‘u crater floor. The lava lake overflow continued until about 10:30 a.m. and covered about 36 hectares (90 acres) of the crater floor with lava (approximately 2/3). This is the largest overflow since the summit eruption began in 2008.

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This thermal image (looking south) shows the active overflows from ...

This thermal image (looking south) shows the active overflows from the lava lake (upper left) onto the Halema‘uma‘u crater floor.

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Vigorous overflows from Kīlauea's summit lava lake covered a large ...

Vigorous overflows from Kīlauea's summit lava lake covered a large portion of the floor of Halema‘uma‘u this morning. In this video, the view starts from the north and heads south, showing the north and east sides of Halema‘uma‘u crater. During the overflight, a large overflow was active on the north margin of the lava lake, sending a cascade of lava down the elevated lake rim.

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