Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 14, 2012

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High lava level and spattering at Halema‘uma‘u.

High lava level and spattering at Halema‘uma‘u

High lava level and spattering at Halema‘uma‘u...

The level of the lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u has been relatively high over the past two days, following summit inflation, with lava close to the level of the deep inner ledge. Continuous spattering at the southern lake margin tosses spatter onto the crusted lake surface as well as onto the rim of the ledge, building a steep spatter rampart (left side of image).

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