Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - June 27, 2016

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Typical lava lake activity at Kīlauea's summit, slowly rising lake level

 

Typical lava lake activity at Kīlauea's summit, slowly rising lake ...

Spattering was vigorous in the Kīlauea's summit lava lake this evening, but within the range of normal variation. Spatter was thrown up to the level of the floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, about 25 m (80 ft) above the lake surface.

The lake level has been slowly rising over the past week, and spattering has been visible from the Jaggar Overlook over the past few days. This photograph was taken closer to the lake, on the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, in an area closed to the public due to volcanic hazards.

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A wider view of the lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater, looking northeast....

A wider view of the lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater, looking northeast. Jaggar Museum and HVO are beyond the left edge of the photograph. Spattering was active in the southeast portion of the lake.

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A typical boundary between crustal plates on the lava lake surface....

A typical boundary between crustal plates on the lava lake surface. The plate in the upper left is moving towards the upper left corner of the image.

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A video of the spattering in the lava lake at Kīlauea's summit....

A video of the spattering in the lava lake at Kīlauea's summit.

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