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But magma moving toward one place is moving away from somewhere else; the lava lake in the summit was sinking.
But as that lava is getting cleared out, newer and hotter magma could be moving underground from the summit reservoir and replacing it, resulting in an eruption of hotter and runnier lava.
The lava lake at Kilauea's summit crater dropped significantly, suggesting the magma was moving eastward toward Puna, a mostly rural district of forests, papaya farms and lava fields left by past eruptions.
Hot steam — and noxious sulfur dioxide gases — have risen from the vents, before magma broke through and splattered into the air.
The granite block is a monadnock, or isolated mountain, created by a pocket of magma trapped underground 300 million years ago and only coming to the surface, through uplift and erosion, 15 million years ago.
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: hot liquid rock below the surface of the Earth
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