Video shows surface of lava inside Halemaumau vent cavity
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory yesterday posted video on its Web site of the lava surface deep within the Halemaumau vent.
The observatory said the images were captured with a thermal camera that can see through the thick fumes.
The lava surface is about 230 feet wide and about 660 feet below the cavity rim.
To view the Quicktime movie, go to: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/update/images.html