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Mid-morning view of the lava lake and west vent from the western rim

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View looking east (standing on the western rim of Kīlauea caldera) of the the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater and the west vent feeding the lava lake. Parts of the eastern lava lake are still rising but do not have active lava flows across the top of their surface. The western part of the lava lake still has active flows at the surface, which flow around the north and south of the brown island in the middle of the lava lake. USGS photo by D. Downs.


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