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Summit lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u remains at high level

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The lava lake in the Overlook crater, within Halema‘uma‘u Crater at Kīlauea's summit, remains at a high level and close to the Overlook crater rim. Overflows onto the Halema‘uma‘u Crater floor have built up the rim of the Overlook crater several meters, and recent overflows are visible in the right side of the photograph. The lake level this afternoon was about 7 meters (yards) above the original (pre-overflow) floor of Halema‘uma‘u Crater. Spattering was vigorous today in the southern portion of the lake. From this view, the spattering was hidden behind a portion of the Halema‘uma‘u Crater wall, but airborne spatter can be seen in the bottom left portion of the photo. The summit of Mauna Loa can be seen in the upper right.