HVO releases video of lava spattering at Halemaumau Crater

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The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) released new video from the summit lava lake in Halemaumau Crater.

The lava lake remains as a high level close to the Overlook crater rim.

Lava overflows onto the Halemaumau Crater floor have built up the rim of the Overlook crater several meters.

The lake level on May 7 was about 7 meters above the original floor of Halemaumau Crater, and spattering was vigorous in the southern portion of the lake.

The video shows spattering at the margin of the summit lava lake in Halemaumau Crater, which is common. When it occurs, it is easily visible from the public viewing area at Jaggar Museum.

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