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Halema‘uma‘u Lava Lake - December 13, 2021

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A view of the lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater, at the summit of Kīlauea, on Monday, December 13, 2021. Very little eruptive activity had been observed during the previous day at the summit. Over the past week, the lake level has continued to rise and covered more of the lowest down-dropped block (center left). Lava that is slightly lighter in color, adjacent to the crater wall on the north (left) side, represents recently active lava. USGS photo taken at 12:55 p.m. HST from the western rim by J.M. Chang.


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