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Fissure 8 lava channel

Detailed Description

The fissure 8 lava channel remains inactive and continues to cool. The channel levee (far left) now stands about 8 m (26 ft) above the surface of formerly active lava (right). Although lava is not erupting from fissure 8, the flow field includes large areas of still-hot, rugged, and unstable lava surfaces.


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