Overflows largest since Kilauea summit eruption began

Overflows of Kilauea’s summit lava lake covered a large portion of Halema‘uma‘u Crater on Thursday, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.

The overflows, ongoing since Saturday, are the largest since the summit eruption started a decade ago.

So far, the events have covered about three-quarters of the floor of Halema‘uma‘u in a new layer of lava as the volcano remains in a high inflationary period.

The crater is about 133 acres in size.


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