Halema‘uma‘u is making headlines again

Halema‘uma‘u Crater is making headlines again...

Detailed Description

This textbook example of a perched lava lake that formed within the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater in May 2011 shows what could happen with Kīlauea's current summit lava lake if overflows of the Overlook crater vent continue. Lava overflowing the vent rim could build a levee around the lake, increasing the height of the vent rim and resulting in a perched lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. USGS photo.


Image Dimensions: 1440 x 960

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