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Rocks from the east rim of Kilauea Volcano’s summit vent fell into the lava lake Saturday morning, triggering an explosion that hurled fragments of molten and solid rock onto the rim of the crater. A light-colored “scar” about 66 feet across from this rockfall is visible to the right of the spattering area on the lake surface.