A close look at one of the large pieces of spatter thrown onto rim ...

A close look at one of the large pieces of spatter thrown onto the ...

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A close look at one of the large pieces of spatter thrown onto the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater by today's explosion (keys are for scale). The spatter hit the ground in a semi-fluid state, deforming on impact. The small, multi-colored particles incorporated in the spatter are fragments of the altered crater wall that collapsed into the lake, while the brown spatter represents fresh lava from the lake.

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Image Dimensions: 5184 x 3456

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