Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 28, 2016

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Halema‘uma‘u at dusk

 

Halema‘uma‘u at dusk...

A view of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater at dusk, taken from the rim of Halema‘uma‘u (closed to the public due to volcanic hazards). The view is towards the northwest, with the broad summit of Mauna Loa near the top of the photograph. The lake was 34 meters (112 feet) below the Overlook crater rim at this time.

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This video clip shows the northern portion of the lava lake, where ...

This video clip shows the northern portion of the lava lake, where episodic bubbling commonly occurs. The northern margin of the lake is in the upper right portion of the photo. Note how the bubbling occurs in the same general area, regardless of the movement of the crustal plates. The video is shown at 20x speed.

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