Halemaumau - John Seach

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Halemaumau is the central depression of the Kilauea caldera. From 1905 until 1924 the crater contained an active lava lake up to 500m across. The lava lake briefly returned in 1952 and 1967-68.

An explosion occurred at An explosive eruption occurred on 19th March 2008, at Halema`uma`u Crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. This was the first explosive eruption in the summit crater since 1924. The explosion occurred at the location of the new gas vent which formed the previous week. The eruption was probably phreatic, and created a crater 30 m in diameter. Debris was thrown as far as Crater Rim Drive near Halema`uma`u parking area 350 m away.

An active lava lake has been present in a pit crater at Halemaumau since 2008.

Lava lake in Halemaumau

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