The lava lake in the halemaumau crater of Kilauea volcano’s summit Caldera has risen to its highest level since may 2015, as the current inflation phase is ongoing.
The surface of the lava lake was 13 m below the bottom of the crater on 9 September, and raised to 5-6 m on the next day. Now, the lava lake can be seen from the A. jaggar Museum. If the lava level will continue to increase, the lake may soon be filled with the bottom of the crater. In recent weeks, several lava flows continued to fall into the Pacific ocean and continues to build a new (potentially unstable) land.