A small explosion from Kīlauea's summit lava lake in Apr. 2015 was ...

A small explosion from Kīlauea's summit lava lake in April 2015 was...

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Rocks from the crater wall fell into the summit lava lake and generated an explosion that threw large fragments of molten lava onto the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, 85 m (280 ft) above the lake. Gas in the lava lake was rapidly released during the 10:20 am explosive event, causing the lava lake surface to drop a few meters (yards) after the explosion.

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