Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - August 23, 2016

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Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake puts on a good show today

Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake puts on a good show today...

In concert with inflationary tilt, the level of Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake rose over the past day and was measured at 28 m (92 ft) below the vent rim this morning. With the higher lake level, and between passing heavy fog and rain showers throughout the day, vigorous spattering on the lake surface was visible from the Jaggar Museum Overlook in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Because of calm winds, noise associated with the spattering could be heard from the Jaggar Overlook—amidst the occasional rumble from weather-related thunder.

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Zooming in on the lava lake, a closer camera view of the spattering...

Zooming in on the lava lake, a closer camera view of the spattering lake surface late this afternoon.

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