Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
10-18 Oct 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Lava lake in Pu'u 'O'o crater (July 2007)

We present you some photos from the lava lake occupying the eastern part of Pu'u 'O'o crater on Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, taken during 14-20 July 2007.
Jump to page: 1 2 3 All || Gallery Index
The active lava lake at dusk. The crust is so thin, that the red glow breaks through in many places; at the left side, parts of the crust are being overturned. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The active lava lake at dusk. The crust is so thin, that the red glow breaks through in many places;... [info]
(2270 Hits)
Overturning of older crust is a common feature at lava lakes. When the crust cools sufficiently, it contracts and becomes denser than the liquid underneath. Eventually, pieces of it become unstable and overturn to sink back into the lake. New crust is formed by upwelling lava from underneath. hawaii_e6829.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Overturning of older crust is a common feature at lava lakes. When the crust cools sufficiently, it ... [info]
(1108 Hits)
Hot, liquid lava flooding over older crust. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hot, liquid lava flooding over older crust. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(1174 Hits)
Liquid lava floods older crust. The weight of the flooding lava causes new fractures and new segments of the crust to overturn (upper left of the photo).  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Liquid lava floods older crust. The weight of the flooding lava causes new fractures and new segment... [info]
(3672 Hits)
Fresh lava from the interior of the lake flooding over older crust on the lake. hawaii_e7042.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fresh lava from the interior of the lake flooding over older crust on the lake. hawaii_e7042.jpg (Ph... [info]
(2244 Hits)
The lava lake and the spattering vent at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake and the spattering vent at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(1778 Hits)
The spattering vent feeding the lava lake and zig-zag fractures on the surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The spattering vent feeding the lava lake and zig-zag fractures on the surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
(1010 Hits)
The lava lake at dusk and an initial stage of crust overturn in the center.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake at dusk and an initial stage of crust overturn in the center. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(1036 Hits)
The lava lake in the evening light. At the far end, an overturn of crust has just taken place. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake in the evening light. At the far end, an overturn of crust has just taken place. (Phot... [info]
(1849 Hits)
hawaii_e7098.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
hawaii_e7098.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(1739 Hits)
hawaii_e7099.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
hawaii_e7099.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
(1844 Hits)
Concentric fractures in the lava lake crust causing a larger overturn of several segments on the lava lake surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Concentric fractures in the lava lake crust causing a larger overturn of several segments on the lav... [info]
(2059 Hits)
Jump to page: 1 2 3 All || Gallery Index
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

 
Why is there advertising on this site?
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: