Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 3, 2015

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Rockfall triggers small explosive event at summit lava lake

 

Rockfall triggers small explosive event at summit lava lake...

A portion of the Halema‘uma‘u Crater wall collapsed at 1:20 pm today, impacting the lava lake and triggering a small explosion of spatter and a robust particle-laden plume. Fist-size clasts were deposited around the closed Halema‘uma‘u visitor overlook.

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A sequence of still images taken from the webcam positioned at the ...

A sequence of still images taken from the webcam positioned at the closed Halema‘uma‘u overlook, spanning about six seconds. The collapse originated from a portion of the wall directly below the webcam, but just out of view. Large pieces of molten spatter can be seen flying through the air and being deposited on the crater walls below the camera.

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shows a small explosive event that occurred at 1:20pm today at the ...

shows a small explosive event that occurred at 1:20pm today at the summit lava lake. A collapse of a portion of the Halema‘uma‘u Crater wall impacted the lake and triggered an explosion of spatter. Fist-size clasts were found scattered along the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater near the closed visitor overlook.

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