Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 28, 2017

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Spattering on summit lava lake and Pele's hair around Halema‘uma‘u

 

Spattering on summit lava lake and Pele's hair around Halema‘uma‘u ...

Spattering on the summit lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u is ever-changing, but on Sunday (May 28), two sources could be seen—one on the north side of the lake (bright area at left) and one on the southeast side (right). A close-up view of the southeast spattering source is shown in the adjacent photo.

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Spattering is common in the summit lava lake, and this photo shows ...

Spattering is common in the summit lava lake, and this photo shows spattering in the southeast corner of the lake. Spatter accumulation on the lake margins has built up several small peninsulas that extend a few meters (yards) out from the crater wall.

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Numerous fumaroles are present near the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater,...

Numerous fumaroles are present near the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, and are evident by the bright yellow sulfur deposits. In recent years these fumaroles have been covered by a thick carpet of Pele's hair produced by the lava lake. Moisture emitted by the fumaroles collects as tiny water droplets on the fine hairs, resembling a thin dusting of snow.

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