Breaking news out of Hawaii at Kilauea volcano. The lava lake that reached its top, is now SURGING lava out of the caldera into the greater volcanic crater.
Watch the May 2, 2015 overflow / lava surge here:
Kīlauea Volcano, Summit Webcams
This past week (last week of April 2015) , the lava lake inside Kilauea volcano began to rise quickly. Locals came from miles around to witness the rare volcanic event.
The lava lake rose beyond its normal banks, and spread out across the greater Kilauea caldera. Over the past 3-4 days the high lake has remained rather steady.
Today, May 2 2015, the lava lake has now made a rapid surge outwards (upwards?) .
Still images of the new surge of lava, May 2, 2015:
High resolution images of the previous overflow from a few days ago (April 29 2015):