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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 9, 2010

Video shows surface of lava inside Halemaumau vent cavity

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

This video image shows the surface of the lava 660 feet below the Halemaumau vent cavity.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park photo

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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