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Evening views of the eruption in Halema‘uma‘u, 12/27/2020

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27 December 2020 - Kīlauea Volcano US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory - Evening views of the eruption in Halema‘uma‘u. The west vent remained active overnight, with strombolian-like bursts and lava cascades. Lava cascading from the vent plunges into the lava lake in multiple places, causing local upwelling. As the cascades enter the lava lake, they cause the lava lake surface to slosh and pull cooled pieces of crust under the surface.




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