Volcano Watch: Another Kilauea summit eruption, another opportunity to learn
By Hawaiian Volcano
Observatory | Sunday, September 17, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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On the downdropped block, a geologist, wearing protective equipment, collects a molten sample of newly erupted material. The sample will provide information on magma storage and transport before it was erupted onto the surface as lava. Access to this hazardous area is by permission from, and in coordination with, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (USGS photo/M. Patrick)
University of Hawaii at Hilo geology major Paige Johnson compresses a lava sample, collected by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists during the ongoing Kilauea summit eruption, into a solid pellet that can be analyzed. (UH-Hilo photo/S. Lundblad)