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Image Collection | Hazards and Processes | Lava Lakes

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Lava lakes are complex molten pools of lava and gas within a crater, vent, or depression. The lava may have formed by erupting into the crater or vent, or flowing down into a depression where it slowly cools and solidifies. The lava lakes may last from weeks to years, or decades. Cooler solidified lava at the surface may be replaced by continual circulation or periodic overturn events, allowing the lake to stay molten. Some lakes have frozen when circulation stops, they may drain back down through the conduit, or supply flank eruptions.

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