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USGS Webcam Captures Spattering Lava Lake

January 23, 2014

 

CLICK PHOTO TO WATCH VIDEO: The lava lake in the Overlook crater, within Halemaʻumaʻu Crater at Kīlauea’s summit, undergoes frequent periods of spattering. The spattering is normally at the lake margins, and the surface crust often flows towards, and is consumed at, the spattering source. Large bubbles bursting at the surface drive the spattering activity, as shown occasionally by large spherical bursts. (USGS)

For more information about Kilauea’s continuing eruption, visit: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

 

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