Lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater continues to slowly rise

The eruption from the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater continues at Kīlauea’s summit.

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The eruption from the west vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater continues at Kīlauea’s summit. Spatter being ejected from the vent has built another spatter cone, while lava entering into the lava lake is still forming a dome fountain. The lava lake level continues to slowly rise, and as of January 6 at 7:35 p.m. HST the lake was measured at 194 m (636 ft) deep. HVO scientists continue to monitor the eruption within an area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park that remains closed to the public for safety reasons. View looking to the northeast. USGS photo taken by L. DeSmither.

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Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

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Location Taken: US