Kilauea Volcano Dumps Molten Rock into Lava Lake as Eruption Continues

Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island continued eruptions of molten rock into a “lava lake” on the morning of Tuesday, December 29, almost a week after the volcano erupted.

This video shows lava cascading from the wide opening at the volcano’s western fissure into the lava lake in the Halema‘uma‘u crater.

According to the United States Geological Survey the lake reached between 587-591 ft deep with “a narrow black ledge around it”. Credit: USGS Volcanoes via Storyful