Small rockfall and explosion at Kīlauea's summit lava lake

Small rockfall and explosion at Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake...

Detailed Description

Just before noon today, HVO's summit webcam (KIcam) captured this striking image of Kīlauea Volcano's ongoing summit eruption. A small rockfall on the north side of the Overlook crater triggered a small explosion in the lava lake, sending a dark-colored ash plume skyward. Visitors (lower right) who happened to be looking toward Halema‘uma‘u from the Jaggar Museum Overlook in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park witnessed the event, but were in no danger from it given their distant vantage point.


Image Dimensions: 2560 x 960

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