Geologists testing water from new Hawaii volcano crater lake


October 31, 2019

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Federal geologists are examining samples of water from a growing pond in a Hawaii volcano's crater.

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory used a drone to collect water samples from a growing lake in Kilauea volcano's crater, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Wednesday.

They will test the water's chemistry to find out more about its origin and how much it is interacting with volcanic gases that comes from deep magma.

Geologists confirmed the presence of the water in the bottom of Halemaumau crater this summer. It is the first time in...

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