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Helicopter overflight of Halema‘uma‘u on January 25, 2022

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View looking westward toward the active lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater, taken during a helicopter overflight of Kīlauea summit on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 10:46 a.m. HST. Visitors can be seen at the teardrop-shaped Keanakāko‘i viewing area in the bottom, center of the image. Three sections of the old Crater Rim Drive can be seen on the left side of the photo. Part of this road (between the middle and upper sections) fell into the crater during 2018 collapse events. The upper segment of the road can be seen curving around the southwestern rim of the crater; it continues northward past the Uēkahuna overlook and former Jaggar Museum, an orangish-colored building in the upper right of the photo. The flanks of Mauna Loa can be seen in the background. USGS photo by J.M. Chang.


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