# Small explosion at Halemaumau lava lake (Kīlauea, Hawaii).

## Detailed Description

At 9:48 PM on Friday, August 23, 2013, a collapse of a piece of the wall above the lava lake in Halemaumau triggered a small explosion. The explosion bombarded the rim of Halemaumau around the old visitor overlook with molten gobs of spatter as big as dinner plates. Dense lithic fragments from the collapsed wall, and at least as large as a baseball, were also thrown back out of the vent and onto the rim. These images were recorded by a webcam positioned on the rim of Halemaumau (Hawaii), about 120 m (395 ft) above the lake surface.

## Details

Image Dimensions: 1296 x 960

Date Taken:

Source:

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory