Crater Collapse Triggers Small Lava Lake Explosion

May 4, 2015; 11:00 AM ET

A portion of the wall at Halemaumau crater in Hawaii collapsed May 3, impacting the lava lake and triggering “a small explosion,” sending up a huge plume of particles.

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