Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - March 15, 2018

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Small rockfall and explosion at Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake
 

 

Small rockfall and explosion at Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake...

Just before noon today, HVO's summit webcam (KIcam) captured this striking image of Kīlauea Volcano's ongoing summit eruption. A small rockfall on the north side of the Overlook crater triggered a small explosion in the lava lake, sending a dark-colored ash plume skyward. Visitors (lower right) who happened to be looking toward Halema‘uma‘u from the Jaggar Museum Overlook in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park witnessed the event, but were in no danger from it given their distant vantage point.

(Public domain.)

HVO's HMcam also captured an image of today's rockfall and subseque...

HVO's HMcam also captured an image of today's rockfall and subsequent explosion (upper right) as it occurred.

(Public domain.)