Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - February 18, 2018

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Heavy rains but normal lava lake activity
 

 

Heavy rains but normal lava lake activity...

Heavy rain over the past week has created soggy conditions for fieldwork, but a brief clearing this afternoon provided good views of the summit. This photo, taken from Uēkahuna Bluff near Jaggar Museum and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, shows fume rising up from the summit lava lake and condensing into a small cloud.

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This photo is from the southern rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater and show...

This photo is from the southern rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater and shows typical activity in the lava lake. A spattering site is active along the northern lake margin. For scale, the lake surface is about 39 meters (about 130 ft) below the floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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A closer look at spattering along the northern lake margin....

A closer look at spattering along the northern lake margin.

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