Close-up view of inactive western fissure in Halema‘uma‘u—May 27, 2021

Close-up view of the now-inactive western fissure within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea captured on May 27, 2021

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This close-up view of the now-inactive western fissure within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea was captured on Thursday, May 27, 2021. HVO scientists did not observe any incandescent lava or other signs of eruptive activity during a one-hour visit to the crater rim. The fissure complex was measured to be about 20 m (66 ft) tall at the time; small rockslides have been cutting into the fissure and may eventually reduce its overall height. USGS photo taken by M. Zoeller.

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Image Dimensions: 2553 x 1531

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Location Taken: US