Kīlauea summit vent lava lake continues to drop

Kīlauea summit vent lava lake continues to drop...

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Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake continued to drop today (May 15, 2015). Measurements of the lake surface late this afternoon showed that it was 62 m (203 ft) below the top of the newly-created vent rim, a ridge (or levee) of solidified lava about 8 m (26 ft) thick that accumulated on top of the Halema‘uma‘u Crater floor from multiple overflows of the vent during the past two weeks.

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