NY Times: Witnessing the Birth of a Crater Lake... Kīlauea

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New York Times:

Witnessing the Birth of a Crater Lake Where Lava Just Flowed
The magma mysteriously drained from the crevice last year, and now scorching pools of water are bubbling up from below.

By Robin George Andrews
  • Aug. 7, 2019
Last spring, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began its most destructive eruption in recorded history. On May 2, as its underlying magma supply headed to the mountain’s lower east rift zone, a lava lake within the Halema’uma’u summit crater that had been there for 10 years began to rapidly drain. A week later, this pool of molten fury had vanished from sight.
Now, long after the last embers of that eruption faded, the lake is being replaced by water that is likely rising from below.
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A visually delightful Photo and Video chronology from the USGS:


USGS Volcano Watch Blogpost on the subject:


Kīlauea and Mauna Loa current status: (you can use a drop down menu from on these pages to switch between various volcanoes)



USGS -The May 1924 Explosive Eruption of Kīlauea


enjoy!

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Um, there's scant mystery about it: when the flank rifted, the lava went thataway...
But, there's now a growing hazard of potential phreatic eruption...
 

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Um, there's scant mystery about it: when the flank rifted, the lava went thataway...
But, there's now a growing hazard of potential phreatic eruption...

Yeah, agreed ... no mystery there ... typical media making more out of it than necessary
 

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