HAWAI'I PHOTO GALLERY
- Lava lake activity at Pu'u 'O'o crater in July 2007, Part 5:
lava lake overturns -
East vent spattering in Pu'u 'O'o crater, 14 July 2007
|Spattering vent feeding the lava lake in the West Gap.||Pahoehoe lava flows on the lava lake's surface.|
|Details of the fresh lava surging out of the interior as the lake overturns quickly.|
|The lava lake immediately before a new overturn and the starting cell of the next overturn.||Sequence of domino-style overturning sections of the lake's crust. The sequence takes less than 10 seconds.|
|The propagating overturning crust has reached the rim of the crater.||The fresh surface of the overturned lava lake glows red for a few seconds after the overturn.||A large part of the lake's crust has overturned.|
|Almost the whole crust of the lava lake has quickly overturned.||Fresh lava surface.||Overturning, ring-shaped sections of crust.|
|Propagating overturns.||At the end of another overturn.||Sequence showing the propagation of concentric overturns.|
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