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Halema'uma'u Crater, Kilauea Volcano Summit Eruption 2008-2013

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Kīlauea Volcano's summit vent "then and now."  In April 2008 (top image), a month after it opened, the vent within Halema‘uma‘u Crater was about 115 feet in diameter.  As of March 2013 (bottom image), it is more than 500 feet across.  


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