Kilauea Summit Eruption -- Lava Returns to Halema'uma'u

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Kilauea Volcano lava flow

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  • Videos or Animations

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United States Geological Survey (USGS)

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The video briefly recounts the eruptive history of Halema'uma'u and describes the formation and continued growth of the current summit vent and lava lake. It features USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists sharing their insights on the summit eruption -- how they monitor the lava lake, how and why the lake level rises and falls, why explosive events occur, the connection between  Kilauea's ongoing summit and East Rift Zone eruptions, and the impacts of the summit eruption on the Island of Hawaii and beyond.

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2017

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