Kīlauea Volcano - April 26th, 2018

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Vigorous overflows from Kīlauea's summit lava lake covered a large portion of the floor of Halema‘uma‘u this morning. In this video, the view starts from the north and heads south, showing the north and east sides of Halema‘uma‘u crater. During the overflight, a large overflow was active on the north margin of the lava lake, sending a cascade of lava down the elevated lake rim.


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Length: 00:01:26

Location Taken: Kīlauea Volcano, HI, US


April 26, 2018 — Kīlauea Volcano

U.S. Geological Survey - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

The rising lava lake at Kīlauea's summit overflowed this morning with the most vigo observed thus far. Lava poured over the rim of the lake twoards the north and west, covering roughly 2/3 of the floor of Halema`uma`u Crater.