Lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u drops with summit deflation

Lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater drops with summit deflation...

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The summit lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater has dropped significantly over the past two days, as Kīlauea's summit has deflated. The dropping lava level has allowed lava veneer on the walls of the Overlook crater to fall away, clearly exposing the contact between the original rim of the Overlook crater (which is the original, pre-overflow floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater) and the stack of recent lava overflows. These overflows are roughly 8 meters (26 feet) thick in total.


Image Dimensions: 2667 x 1500

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