And Now Its Down

Dated: 05/13/2015

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"What goes up, must come down", so goes the saying.  

The spectacular lava show seems to be over now. The lava level in the crater has gone back down and is not viewable from the Jaggar Museum overlook anymore. Of course, it is still exciting to see the plumes of gas (sulfur dioxide) as it constantly streams out as well as the orange glow that is reflected in the clouds. Below and to the right, is information that is available at   More information about the park is available at 

The summit lava lake in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater has dropped significantly over the past two days, as this USGS photo shows. Scientists say the dropping lava level has allowed lava veneer on the walls of the Overlook crater to fall away, clearly exposing the contact between the original rim of the Overlook crater (which is the original, pre-overflow floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater) and the stack of recent lava overflows. These overflows are roughly 8 meters 26 feet thick in total

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