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Fountains in Halema‘uma‘u lava lake, Kīlauea summit

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View of eastern half of lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u, Kīlauea summit, in the early morning of January 6, 2023. In this view looking north, four active lava fountains are visible, three in the center of the photo and one in the middle right (smaller). The dark area in the left center of the photo is the main island, formed during the December 2020 eruption; lava did not cover the northern (top) part of the island and so it appears dark. USGS photo by N. Deligne.


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