Kilauea volcano (Hawaii): summit lava lake (Mar 2017)

Early dawn over the Kilauea caldera on 14 March 2017 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Early dawn over the Kilauea caldera on 14 March 2017 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A few minutes later, light increases quickly. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A few minutes later, light increases quickly. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Two areas of degassing fountains are visible at the lava lake inside Halema'uma'u crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Two areas of degassing fountains are visible at the lava lake inside Halema'uma'u crater. (Photo: To... [info]
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On 20 March, the lava lake stands higher and more of it is visible from the Jagger museum's lookout. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On 20 March, the lava lake stands higher and more of it is visible from the Jagger museum's lookout.... [info]
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View of the Halema'uma'u crater with the lava lake from the northeastern crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the Halema'uma'u crater with the lava lake from the northeastern crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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The light of the lava lake illuminates the inner walls of Halema'uma'u crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The light of the lava lake illuminates the inner walls of Halema'uma'u crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Closer view of the lava lake, whose surface is broken into darker plates of crust, separated by miniature rift zones. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Closer view of the lava lake, whose surface is broken into darker plates of crust, separated by mini... [info]
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Zoom onto the "plate boundaries" on the surface of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the "plate boundaries" on the surface of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Near full moon over Mauna Loa volcano hit by the first sunlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Near full moon over Mauna Loa volcano hit by the first sunlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Standing at the summit of Kilauea volcano, the Mauna Loa shield volcano is seen to the north with its shouthwestern (l) and eastern (r) rift zones forming the gentle slopes of the volcano.
Its size, reaching more than 4200 m altitude is difficult to understand. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Standing at the summit of Kilauea volcano, the Mauna Loa shield volcano is seen to the north with it... [info]
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Grass and a lone ohia tree near the rim of Kilauea volcano's caldera in the morning (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Grass and a lone ohia tree near the rim of Kilauea volcano's caldera in the morning (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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As the sun rises, trade wind mist that had come in clears again over the Halema'uma'u crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As the sun rises, trade wind mist that had come in clears again over the Halema'uma'u crater. (Photo... [info]
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View over the northern rim of the Kilauea caldera (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over the northern rim of the Kilauea caldera (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards the southwestern part of Halema'uma'u where a plume from strong fumaroles rises. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards the southwestern part of Halema'uma'u where a plume from strong fumaroles rises. (Photo... [info]
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The main building of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) with the watch tower standing on the rim of Kilauea caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The main building of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) with the watch tower standing on th... [info]
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View over the central part of the vast Kilauea caldera whose floor is covered with various lava flows from eruptions in the 20th century from near the Volcano House. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over the central part of the vast Kilauea caldera whose floor is covered with various lava flow... [info]
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