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Timelapse camera shows onset of new eruption at Kīlauea summit

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This timelapse image sequence shows the opening sequence of the new eruption in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea. The first few moments are shown on a loop several times to highlight the visible uplift of the crater floor, just before the appearance of new fissures. To see the uplift, focus on the nearest portion of the island in the center of the crater. This shows the bulging of the ground as magma was intruding towards the surface. The remainder of the video shows the spreading of lava across the former lava lake as the fountaining continues.


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