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Spattering at Kīlauea's Summit Lava Lake

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The lava lake at Kilauea's summit has risen over the past few days, providing improved views of the lake activity. Spattering along the southern lake margin was vi orous this evening, but within the range of normal activity for the la e. Spatter was thrown as high as the Halema'uma'u Crater floor, about 25 m (80 ft) above the lake surface. This video was taken from the rim of Halema'uma'u Crater, which is closed to the public due to volcanic hazards. More distant views of the spattering have been possible over the past few days from the public overlook at Jaggar Museum.




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