Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - January 19, 2017

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Rising summit lava lake level improves views of spattering

Rising summit lava lake level improves views of spattering...

Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake level rose over the past day with steep summit inflation, providing improved views of spattering from visitor overlooks in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This photo was taken from the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, an area that is closed to the public due to ongoing volcanic hazards, and shows spattering in the southeast corner of the lava lake. The main portion of spattering was about 10 meters (yards) high, but small bits of spatter were thrown over 20 meters (yards) high. On Friday morning (Jan. 20), small bits of spatter from the lava lake surface were visible from the Park's Jaggar Museum overlook.

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This video clip of Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake shows spatter...

This video clip of Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake shows spattering along the southeast margin of the lake.

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