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Ground cracks near the new eruptive fissures in Kīlauea's Southwest Rift Zone, June 3, 2024

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Scientists observed cracks in previous eruptive surfaces near the new fissure eruption southwest of Kīlauea's summit on June 3, 2024. These cracks ranged from a few centimeters (inches) to approximately 2 meters (6.6 feet) wide.


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USGS photo courtesy of Drew Downs (HVO)