lava lake


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lava lake

[′lä·və ‚lāk]
(geology)
A lake of lava that is molten and fluid; usually contained within a summit volcanic crater or in a pit crater on the flanks of a shield volcano.
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After a week of questions about a mysterious green patch at the bottom of the volcano's Halemaumau crater, the former home of a famed lava lake, researchers confirmed the presence of water on Thursday, officials with the US Geological Survey told The Associated Press on Friday.
At the bottom of the volcano was the largest lava lake in the world and to prepare for the crew, Aldo camped down there alone, sleeping on a tier of compressed ash, for two weeks.
The Deschutes River begins its journey high in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon at Little Lava Lake and travels through deep rimrock-lined canyons on its 252-mile course north to the Columbia River.
I listen in as a guide explains: The lava lake in the bottom of the crater had been rising for the past 35 years before a series of earthquakes drained out the bottom about a year ago.
The lava lake at Kilauea's summit drained as the magma supplying it flowed downward, which should change the tones of the infrasounds emitted by the crater.
Magma has drained from Kilauea's summit lava lake and flowed around 25 miles (40 km) east underground, bursting out of about two dozen giant cracks or fissures near the plant.
Earlier this week, the Geological Survey warned the chances of eruption were becoming more likely as the volcano's lava lake was lowering.
The US Geological Survey had warned that an explosive eruption at Kilauea was becoming more likely as the volcano's lava lake was lowering.
Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the volcano's Halemaumau crater 'has raised the potential for explosive eruptions'
The receding lava lake resembles conditions seen before a major eruption in 1924, said Tina Neal, scientist-in-charge at the USGS Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory.
Geological Survey shows a line of spattering along a lava lake margin with spatter being ejected well above the level of the Halema'uma'u Crater floor and occasional small bits landing on the rim with a piece of the thin, flexible crust on the lava lake being lifted and torn by a bubble burst at left in Kilauea Volcano near Honolulu, Hawaii.
FACTUAL Geologist Chris Jackson and his team have to work out how to land on the slopes of Nyamuragira, an active volcano and lava lake in dangerous Congo.