Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - October 14, 2015

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Several small collapses as summit lava lake slowly drops

 

Several small collapses as summit lava lake slowly drops...

Summit deflation over the past day was associated with the summit lava lake level slowly dropping. When this happens, collapses commonly occur within the Overlook crater. Solidified lava, attached to the Overlook crater walls, collapsed into the lake on several occasions today, triggering small dust plumes and agitation of the lake surface.

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