Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - July 31, 2020

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Timelapse showing typical activity at Kīlauea's summit water lake


This timelapse video at Kīlauea's summit covers approximately 30 minutes and shows the dynamic nature of the water lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater. Steam from the hot water surface is constantly shifting in the winds, while the migrating color boundaries on the water surface appear to show circulation in the lake. USGS video by M. Patrick.

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