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KW webcam shows that Halema‘uma‘u lava lake island rotated

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The KW webcam continues to document activity in Halema‘uma‘u crater at Kīlauea's summit. The webcam is located on the west rim of the crater, and looks to the east across Halema‘uma‘u (in the images, north is to the left and south is to the right). The first image, taken at just after 6:30 a.m. HST on December 27, 2020, HST shows the largest island in the lava lake oriented in an east-west direction along its long axis. Since then, the island has rotated.  The second image, taken at just after 6:30 a.m. HST on January 6, 2021, HST shows that largest island is now positioned with its long axis in a north-south orientation. You can view live KW webcam images here. USGS webcam images.


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