Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 18, 2019

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Halema‘uma‘u water pond on August 18


pond of water in Halema‘uma‘ crater

Water pond in Halema‘uma‘u August 18, 2019. The water level continues to slowly rise in Halema‘uma‘u, drowning many of the small rocks that were previously exposed in the center of the pond. Ripples across the water surface were evident today. The color of the water ranged from semi-translucent blue to opaque green-yellow in the western part of the pond.

(Credit: Matthew. Patrick, USGS. Public domain.)