Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 15, 2015

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Kīlauea summit vent lava lake continues to drop

Kīlauea summit vent lava lake continues to drop...

Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake continued to drop today (May 15, 2015). Measurements of the lake surface late this afternoon showed that it was 62 m (203 ft) below the top of the newly-created vent rim, a ridge (or levee) of solidified lava about 8 m (26 ft) thick that accumulated on top of the Halema‘uma‘u Crater floor from multiple overflows of the vent during the past two weeks.

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HVO webcams captured a short-lived dusty-brown plume generated by a...

HVO webcams captured a short-lived dusty-brown plume generated by a small rock fall from the summit vent wall at 3:24 p.m., HST, this afternoon (May 15, 2015).

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