Lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent

Lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Overlook vent...

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The lava lake in the Overlook vent reached to within 40 m (130 ft) of the Halema‘uma‘u crater floor before sunrise this morning, before beginning to drop again. The lake level, however, remains high, as can be seen in this photo, looking west. Note the dramatic overhang on the north-northwest side of the vent (to the right).

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