Kilauea volcano summit lava lake rising

  • A wide view of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kilauea, taken Monday afternoon from the western crater rim. The western vent (lower right) remains the dominant source of fountaining, while low lava fountains are still emerging through the southern portion of the lava lake (center right). (USGS photo by M. Patrick/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Kilauea volcano’s summit lava lake rose by 3 feet between Monday and Tuesday, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Tuesday morning.