Rising lava level in Halema‘uma‘u

Rising lava level in Halema‘uma‘u Crater...

Detailed Description

The level of the lava lake within the Overlook crater, set within Halema‘uma‘u Crater at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, continues to rise. Today, the level was as high as 14 meters (46 feet) below the Overlook crater rim. This photograph was taken from the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, in an area closed to the public due to volcanic hazards, but the lava level was high enough today that the lava lake surface could be seen from Jaggar Overlook, which is open to the public.


Image Dimensions: 3264 x 2448

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