Halema‘uma‘u lava lake activity

Telephoto image of small lava streams flowing down a perched lava pond levee

Detailed Description

Following a brief—about one day—decrease in activity from November 7–8, the effusion rate within Halema‘uma‘u crater increased again on November 9. The active lava lake surface, which significantly shrunk during the lower-level of activity, has since grown back to it's previous size. This photo shows lava overtopping a small levee on the lake surface that formed as the lake extent retreated last week. USGS photo by B. Carr.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: US