Lava Lake Decreases from Vent Collapse

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Detailed Description

The level of the lava lake sometimes changes abruptly. These cycles of rise and fall, which amount to a vertical change of around 15 m (about 50 ft), are occasionally triggered by rockfalls. Here, a small collapse from the vent wall triggers degassing and a drop in the lava level.


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Length: 00:00:35

Location Taken: HI, US