Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 9, 2012

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Video shows nngoing spattering at the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater.
 

Ongoing spattering at the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater

This video shows spattering that is typical at the margins of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater. The slow migration of the lava lake surface is normally towards the area of spattering, where the lava sinks back into the magmatic system. Spatter in this clip is being thrown about 5-10 meters (yards) in height. Views like this are fleeting, however, with the thick gas plume shifting with the winds.

(Public domain.)