December 29, 2020 Halemaumau Lava Lake AerialsMahalo Paradise Helicopters!!!Pele has formed an enormous 600-foot deep lava lake in Halemaumau crater. In just over a week, she has poured 29 million cubic yards or 5 billion gallons of lava into the huge crater. Several islands of hardened, floating lava have appeared on the lake’s surface. The main island measured about 250 m (820 ft) in length, 135 m (440 ft) in width, and about 7 acres in area… ten more are nearby.