Saturday, 16 June 2018

Hawaiian crater slumping

Slumping on the Rim of Halema'uma'u Crater

Not so long ago the Halema'uma'u Crater was full of liquid magma. the magma has drained away to create the spectacular fireworks which we have all seen.

The emptied crater has now started to slump inwards as the support given by the magma has gone. The USGS has provided some spectacular photos and video. And this site has some discussion. You can get the Video HERE

Slumped blocks at the Halema‘uma‘u crater. Image via the USGS, collected on 12th June 2018

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