Volcano Watch: Kilauea’s summit lava lake continues to be quietly remarkable
By Hawaiian Volcano
Observatory | Sunday, August 7, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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USGS photo by M. Patrick
Lava lake activity continues in Halema‘uma‘u, at the summit of Kilauea. This photo looks east, and shows that the lake surface is composed of large crustal plates separated by incandescent spreading zones, with spattering along the east margin. The lake and the surrounding crater floor, formed by solidified lava, are being gradually uplifted due to endogenous lava supply beneath the surface.