Sometimes it’s difficult to accurately put into words just what is going in inside the summit crater. No matter how well you explain it, pictures and video are always very helpful. Below are videos from the USGS that give you a great idea on what’s happening at Kilauea Summit.
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This video illustrates the movement of the lava lake inside the crater. Lava is upwelling on the left and moving to the right into the throat.
Partial wall collapse seem looking down into the crater. A great reminder why we have to stay away.
This time-lapse video was taken by the USGS and the base of the pali at Kamokuna on July 6, 2017. It shows the advancing pahoehoe flow about 1.7 miles from the escape road.