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Close-up of inactive western fissure in Halema‘uma‘u, July 16, 2021

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This close-up view of the western fissure within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea was captured on Friday, July 16, 2021. HVO scientists were making a routine observational visit to the crater rim; no changes to the inactive lava lake were detected. For scale, the top of the fissure complex was measured to be standing approximately 20 m (66 ft) above the surrounding pāhoehoe lava flows.


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