Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - October 5, 2012

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Videos of lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u overlook vent.

Videos of lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u overlook vent

This video shows spattering at the west edge of the lava lake in the 'overlook' vent in Halema‘uma‘u Crater. The crackling and popping noises are from fracturing of the rocks composing the walls of the vent caused by thermal expansion.

(Public domain.)

Video zoomed in on the spattering at the west edge of the lava lake in the 'overlook' vent in Halema‘uma‘u.

(Public domain.)