Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 29, 2017

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Summit lava lake level continues dropping


Summit lava lake level continues dropping...

The summit lava lake level continued to drop through Saturday July 29 as the summit deflated. Rockfalls from the Overlook crater walls have been frequent over the past two days, due to the lowering lava level, and these collapses trigger spattering in the lake. The spattering in this telephoto image created a local sink in the lake, causing surrounding crust to plunge towards the spattering.

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