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Kilauea crater’s rising lava lake comes alive for Big Isle visitors

  • HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    The level of the lava lake within the Overlook crater, set within Halema?uma?u Crater at the summit of K?lauea Volcano, continues to rise. Friday's levels reached as high as 46 feet below the Overlook crater rim.
  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
    The lava level at the Overlook crater lake within Kilauea’s Halemaumau crater was high enough Friday that bits of lava spatter reached the Halemaumau crater floor during a small explosive event.
  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    The Overlook crater lava lake, within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea’s summit, has been rising over the past few days, and this week reached the highest point yet measured for the current summit eruption.

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