Typical lava lake activity within Halema‘uma‘u

Typical lava lake activity within Halema‘uma‘u...

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The level of the lava lake at the summit of Kīlauea has been high recently, providing good views of spattering from the Jaggar Museum visitor overlook in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This photo shows activity as viewed from the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater (closed to the public since 2008 due to volcanic hazards). Spattering is common, and on Sunday (Nov. 13), was focused along the southeast margin of the lake, which is partially obscured by the crater wall.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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