Incredible Lava lakes

Lava lakes are large volumes of molten lava, usually contained in volcanic craters. These lakes can be formed from one or more vents in a crater that erupts enough lava to partially fill the crater or atop a new vent that erupts lava continuously for a period of several weeks or more and slowly builds a crater progressively higher than the surrounding ground.

Lava lake in Nyiragongo, in a molten state

By Cai Tjeenk Willink (Caitjeenk) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Lava lake in Erta Ale, Ethiopia

By Hervé Sthioul – Own work, CC BY 2.5, Link

Lava lake in Marum crater, Ambrym, in the archipelago of Vanuatu

By Geophile71 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Lava fountains in the Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake, Kīlauea, Hawaii

Public Domain, Link

Kilauea Lava Lake

By U.S. Geological Survey from Reston, VA, USA (Kilauea Lava Lake) [CC0 or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Aerial view of the perched lava lake in Puu OO crater, Hawaii

By Hawaiian Volcano Observatery USGS (http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/update/images.html) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By J.D. Griggs – USGS HVO, Public Domain, Link

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