Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - September 7, 2016

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Kīlauea's lava lake at high level

 

Kīlauea's lava lake at high level...

On Wednesday evening (September 7), the lava lake at Kīlauea's summit reached a high level, about 8 m (26 feet) below the floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. This panorama shows the former Halema‘uma‘u Overlook (closed since 2008 due to volcanic hazards) at the far left. Jaggar Museum, visible on the skyline in the upper right part of the photo, is a popular destination in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park for viewing the lava lake activity and spattering lake surface.

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A closer look at Kīlauea's summit lava lake on Wednesday evening, a...

A closer look at Kīlauea's summit lava lake on Wednesday evening, around 6:30 p.m., when the lake was just 8 meters (26 feet) below the floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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A video clip showing spattering in Kīlauea's summit lava lake....

A video clip showing spattering in Kīlauea's summit lava lake.

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